Students Staff

Applications

You can make a Clearing application to Essex in two ways:

  • using our online Essex Clearing application form
  • by telephone: 01206 873666

Check out our available courses and make sure you have your grades and UCAS number to hand when you get in touch.

Online form

Response times

Before 17 August

  • We aim to contact you within three working days,
    providing we have all the information we need to make a decision.

From 17 August

  • We aim to contact you within 24 hours.
    At weekends there may be delays of up to 48 hours but we'll attempt to have a decision on your application by midday on the following Monday.

If your department requires an interview as part of the application process, we will aim to contact you as soon as possible but please be aware that it may take a little longer.

Enquiries

If you have the necessary qualifications at the required level, we can take your Clearing enquiry over the phone and we may be able to offer you a place straight away.

If we're not able to make an immediate offer, your enquiry will be passed to an Undergraduate Admissions Selector and you will then receive a decision from us via email or by telephone. We may also email you if we need more information from you before we can make a final decision.

Response times

Before 17 August

  • We aim to contact you within three working days,
    providing we have complete information.

From 17 August

  • We aim to contact you within 24 hours.
    At weekends there may be delays of up to 48 hours but we'll attempt to have a decision on your application by midday on the following Monday.

If your department requires an interview as part of the application process, we will aim to contact you as soon as possible but please be aware that it may take a little longer.

Accepting your Essex offer

Through UCAS Track

To accept our offer, you must add Essex as your Clearing choice in UCAS Track.

  1. Log in to UCAS Track
  2. Find the 'add Clearing choice' button
  3. Enter Essex's institution code - E70
  4. Enter the four character course code shown in your confirmation email from us

Please don't add Essex as your Clearing choice until you've received our email confirming that we are making you a Clearing offer.

Not in UCAS?

If you're not already in UCAS, then don't worry, we'll let you know in your acceptance email how to accept your offer.

Confirmation of our decision

Once you've added Essex as your Clearing choice through UCAS Track, we'll receive a copy of your UCAS application electronically.

Your offer won’t be confirmed immediately – we need to check your details once we receive your application from UCAS, so please don’t be worried if your status doesn’t update for a few days. If we require any further information from you, we’ll be in contact by email.

Deadlines

As we only have a certain number of vacancies in Clearing, we may give you a deadline to accept the course offered to you. If you're given a deadline but don't respond in time, your place may be offered to someone else.

Changing your mind

If, at any point, you decide that you're no longer interested in studying at Essex it is important that you let us know immediately, so that we can offer your place to another applicant. Please email us at clearing@essex.ac.uk.

UCAS guidance

Any offer we make to you is subject to verification of the details you have given us once we receive your Clearing application through UCAS, including your examination grades.

Clearing Open Days

Students walking outdoors on campus

Find out why Essex is your new home at a Clearing Open Days.
Colchester: 19 August.
Southend: 18 and 21 August.

Student finance

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Whether you've already applied for student finance or not, find out what you need to do next as a Clearing and Adjustment applicant.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Got your place at Essex? Make sure you apply for accommodation as soon as possible. We offer a range of accommodation options.

Starting in October?

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Our welcome information provides important pre-arrival updates and everything you need to settle in to your new life at Essex.