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Make sure you have:

  • Your UCAS ID number handy
  • Full details of all your relevant qualifications to hand, including the awarding body, full official title and your final grades
  • Up to date contact details in case we need to get in touch with you at short notice
  • Paper and pen

If you have already applied to us in this cycle, please telephone 0300 303 2772 and select ‘current applications’.

If you have not applied through UCAS this academic year and you already have your results, you can apply directly to us now.

Find your course


Apply Through Clearing

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

As one of the few universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.

Our beautiful and award winning Waterside campus and Halls of Residence will be open for the start of the new academic year in September 2020.

Our intention is that all students will receive at least 2 hours face to face tuition per week in the first term. We will combine this with online study, wide ranging student support and extracurricular activities to create a high quality student experience that also keeps our students safe.

How does Clearing work?

1. From July to October, you can apply for a course through Clearing if:

  • you already have your exam results but you have no offers
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wanted to accept)
  • you’ve declined your firm place using ‘decline my place’ in Track

2. You need to register with UCAS to make an application. They will send you a welcome email with details of how to access your account, which UCAS call Track.

3. Look through our courses and identify the ones that interest you.

4. Contact us by telephone or online form to see if we can offer you a place.

5. Provide us with your UCAS ID number, which lets us see your application online.

6. You need to accept our offer in UCAS Track, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered.

7. Once you have submitted any qualifications, certificates and forms we need, we will confirm your place and you will receive an official letter from UCAS

Please note: last date to enrol is usually Monday 12 October 2020.

Our promise to you: Social distancing

Keeping our students safe is our number one priority. We have adapted our campus to keep our community as safe as possible, ahead of face-to-face activities resuming in September.

  • We will continue with our Super Supportive approach while recognising
    the difficulties faced by those with caring responsibilities.
  • We will reduce occupancy levels and reconfigure social, teaching, lobby
    and work areas to maintain safe social distancing.
  • There will be increased and regular 24-hour hygiene guidance
    throughout the estate.

 

CLEARING SUCCESS STORIES

Michael Gukas
Michael Gukas

Acting BA (Hons)


Michael earned a First Class honours degree and a student of the year award. “The lecturers care for you and create a comfortable environment in which strong relationships are forged.”

Bethan Harrison
Bethan Harrison

Education Studies BA (Hons)


Bethan applied through Clearing, “It’s not just the way classes are taught but also the environment. I'm comfortable in my surroundings and feel that Waterside campus is my safe place.”

Emily Pearson
Emily Pearson

Advertising & Digital Marketing BA (Hons)


Emily joined us via Clearing after disappointing A-level results, secured a First Class hons degree, before landing her dream job in digital marketing.

Kirk Asiedu
Kirk Asiedu

Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)


Kirk’s outstanding radio documentary has won Best Radio Documentary in the Broadcast Journalism Training Council Awards and the Steve Harris Award.

Bradley Howe
Bradley Howe

Management and Media Production BA (Hons)


“It’s always been a dream of mine to work for Microsoft and it was the encouragement I got from the University’s placement office that made me go for it."

A warm welcome

Before you even arrive on campus we’re here to help. If there’s anything you need during your application our dedicated study team are here to answer your questions.

Clearing FAQs

  • How long do Clearing decisions take?

    We can make you a verbal offer instantly on the telephone in most cases. You will receive your offer email from us following your verbal offer on the same day. Exceptions to this will be applications for advanced entry, international applicants, programmes that require an interview at a later date, and queries regarding qualifications or previous study with us.

    I have been given a Clearing offer from Northampton and I wish to accept, however my Firm choice institution will not release me. What should I do?

    If you no longer want to go to your firm choice, you can use the ‘decline my place‘ button in UCAS Track.

    I have been given a Clearing offer from Northampton, how do I accept?

    To accept the offer you need to go on to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered.

    I have been told I need to refer myself to you, what does this mean?

    If you would like to accept our Clearing offer, you need to go on to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution, and entering the code for the course we have offered.

    What happens after I’ve received a verbal offer in Clearing?

    If you are already in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us and you need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    If you are NOT in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    When will I receive confirmation of my offer in Clearing?

    You will receive your offer email from us following your verbal offer on the same day. Exceptions to this will be applications for advanced entry, international applicants, programmes that require an interview at a later date, and queries regarding qualifications or previous study with us.

    Where do I send my qualifications and certificates?

    Please email to myqualifications@northampton.ac.uk with a copy of your documents. Please note that some courses require evidence of original certificates and you will be asked to provide these when you arrive on Campus.

  • What is adjustment?

    If you’ve performed better than you expected and exceeded the grades that you needed for your conditional firm place then you are eligible to register for adjustment. Adjustment allows you to search for alternative courses while holding your original unconditional firm place.

    When can I apply through adjustment?

    Adjustment is open to eligible applicants from 3pm on Thursday 13 August until Saturday 29 August 2020. You have five 24 hour periods from 3pm on Thursday 13 August UCAS Track after this point to secure a new place.

  • I have been offered a place on one course, can I be considered for another?

    If you want to swap your course with us please email admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk including your UCAS ID number and the course change required. Please use email subject line ‘Request for course change’. Please note acceptance on a different course will depend on entry requirements and places available for the requested course.

  • How can I decline my place?

    From 6 July if you are holding a firm unconditional place, you can release yourself into Clearing, by using the ‘decline your place’ button in UCAS Track. Please make sure you speak to the University of your new choice before declining your place. Please note that if you decline your place with us we cannot guarantee you a place if you change your mind as some courses have restricted numbers and could be full.

    I have been given a Clearing offer from Northampton, how do I decline?

    Email admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk stating the reason you wish to decline, your UCAS ID number and the course you are holding an offer for. Please use email subject line ‘Decline my Place’. From 6 July if you are holding a firm unconditional place, you can release yourself into Clearing, by using the ‘decline your place’ button in UCAS Track. Please make sure you speak to the University of your new choice before declining your place.

    I have referred myself through UCAS Track, however I have changed my mind and now wish to be released. What should I do?

    You can self-release by using the ‘decline your place’ button in UCAS Track. Please remember that spaces may not be available elsewhere.

  • Can I defer a clearing offer/ if so how do I do this?

    If you are applying for deferral to September 2021 you need to meet any offer conditions by 7 September 2020 unless you agree something else with us. Please email admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk including your UCAS ID number and the course you wish to defer. Please use email subject line ‘Request for deferral’. Please note that not all courses allow deferrals.

  • What happens once you have applied through UCAS clearing?

    Depending on the status of your UCAS clearing application, you can utilise this time by considering the essential tasks you would need to tackle before starting your course. These include:

    • Getting financial support and help
    • Sorting out student accommodation
    • Building your current skill set through additional courses
    • You’ll receive an offer email from us
    • You need to accept our offer in UCAS Track, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered
    • You need to submit any qualifications, certificates, forms as requested
    • We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS
    • You’ll receive an email from us about booking accommodation, module choice, DBS and occupational health as appropriate.