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How long does clearing take?

We are trying to book a holiday and don't know if we will need to keep time free after results day in case our daughter needs to go through clearing.

How long does clearing take?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Things tend to happen very quickly after Results Day. If your daughter wants to go into Clearing or Adjustment, she needs to be on the ball contacting universities ASAP.

It is entirely sensible to be at home so that she can access school and get on the phone immediately. Universities are geared up to this and have many people on hand to answer questions. The consequence is that most applicants have made final decisions within a week of results (if not within the 48 hours after results). It is something everyone wants to get sorted sooner rather than later.

Use our Clearing guide to make sure you're prepared:


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