Frequently Asked Questions

Results day can be a stressful time and you may have some questions about your offer or the Clearing and Adjustment process. We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help.

What is Clearing?

Clearing matches applicants to university places that are yet to be filled. It’s available to anyone who has made a UCAS Undergraduate application and doesn’t hold any offers. Running from 5 July to mid-September, you’ll be eligible for Clearing if:

  • you apply after 30 June
  • you are not holding any offers from universities or colleges you’ve applied to
  • your place is not confirmed after exam results are publishedor you’ve chosen to self-release yourself into Clearing

For further information please visit the UCAS Clearing website.

What is Adjustment?

UCAS Adjustment is there if you've got an unconditional offer once you've met or exceeded your expected exam results. You then have the opportunity to shop around for a different course before making the final decision about where, and what, to study.

We do not use Adjustment at UofG and instead applicants in adjustment can apply for a clearing offer by filling in a clearing application form. Applicants who receive a clearing offer will be given a timeline in which to move into clearing and add a clearing choice on UCAS.

  • Clearing application forms

What happens if I've got the results I needed?

Glasgow is your Firm choice: If you have met or exceeded all the conditions in your offer then congratulations you're in! You will be able to check to see that your place has been confirmed via UCAS Track

You'll shortly start to receive registration and enrolment information from us and you may also want to start looking at information on our new student website.   

Glasgow is your Insurance choice: If you have met the conditions of your offer, but you have NOT been successful at your first choice, then UCAS will notify you that your place at Glasgow has been confirmed.

You'll shortly start to receive registration and enrolment information from us and you may also want to start looking at information on our new student website. If your Firm choice accepts you then you will be placed there rather than with us. If you decide that you’d prefer to study at Glasgow then you should contact us on 0141-330-2999 and we will be able to advise you about what your options are.

What happens if I don't get my required grades?

If you don’t meet all the conditions of your offer, we may still be able to accept you onto the degree course for which you originally applied. We will make these decisions as quickly as possible and will update the status of your application on UCAS Track as soon as we are able to do so. 

If the University cannot accept you onto your original course choice, we may be able to offer you a different but related course. If this is the case you will see this outlined on UCAS Track. If you accept this alternative offer, information about registration we will start to send you information about the next steps for registering with us.

If we are unable to offer you a place, or you decline an offer for a related course, you will be released to take up your insurance place or enter Clearing.

I have not applied to Glasgow yet. Can I still make an application?

Yes absolutely. Once you have your exam results, please fill in a clearing application:

  • Clearing application forms

We aim to get a decision to your application within 48 hours. Once you have an offer from us, you can add the course in UCAS Track. If you are firm at another institution you will need to self-release in UCAS Track.

Please do not release yourself into clearing and add a clearing choice unless you have received a provisional clearing offer at UofG.

We will also operate a telepone line from the 4th of August from 10am-4pm.

What should I have ready before phoning?

If you have already applied through UCAS and have a UCAS Personal ID then please have this to hand. This will allow us to identify your application and make it easier to assist with your Clearing or Adjustment application. Please also have details of the the exam results you have received.

We prefer to talk to you personally, but if for any reason this isn't possible we can speak to the nominated contact you have registered with UCAS.

I have received a Clearing/Adjustment Offer from Glasgow. What's next?

Once you have received a provisional offer from us either through our online clearing applicatin form or on the phone we will send you an email outlining the next steps.


To accept your place with us you need to press the 'Add Clearing choice' button on your UCAS Track and enter the course details and institution code (G28).

UCAS Track will open at 3PM on results day to allow you to choose your course.


If you wish to use Adjustment you can apply for an offer for courses with vacancies by filling in a clearing application:

  • Clearing application forms

Applicants who receive a clearing offer will be given a timeline in which to move into clearing and add a clearing choice on UCAS.

Where can I find my Clearing number?

If you’re eligible for Clearing, your Clearing number will be on the welcome page and ‘Your choices’ section of UCAS Track.

You can get a provisional clearing offer from UofG without a clearing number.

  • Please fill in our Clearing Application Form

Why hasn’t UCAS Track updated?

Track will update once the university makes a decision. If you’ve met the conditions of your offer, your place will be confirmed soon.

Can I swap my firm and insurance choices now I’ve got my results?

Unfortunately you cannot swap your firm and insurance choices from your initial UCAS application.

If you now want to go to your insurance choice, you need to go through UCAS Clearing. You should first check your insurance choice uni that they can accept you in Clearing.

Will I get Accommodation?

If you apply for accommodation before 5pm on Thursday 22nd August we will guarantee you a space in one of our residences. You will need to have firmly accepted an offer from us in UCAS Track before you can make an accommodation application. Spaces in university accommodation may still be available for those who apply after 22nd August but this is not guaranteed. If you are in this position we will provide information about alternative options.