UCAS Clearing and Adjustment for 2012
UCAS Clearing figures yesterday (Tuesday 21 August) show that out of a possible 408,000 students, only 1,138 (less than 0.3%) students gaining university places this year have used the Adjustment Period to trade up to a course with higher entrance requirements. This is an increase on last year of 621 students using Adjustment at this stage in the Clearing process.
The Adjustment Perod is a process by which students who have achieve better than expected results may hold their original Conditional Firm university place whilst looking at alternative courses with higher grade requirements. Eligible students have to register for Adjustment – they have a maximum of five calendar days in which to register and secure an alternative course.
Figures from UCAS indicate that more than 200,000 students still have to find university places and that around 27,000 students have found a university through Clearing so far this year. UCAS' numbers show that there are still some 55,000 pending decisions – where a student has yet to have an offer confirmed, or where they are still to accept an offer – a reduction of about 6% at this stage last year.
Read more of this story at BBC News.