If there’s one thing more nerve-wracking than applying to university, it’s students receiving their final grades and exam results.
2020 will be a year like no other, and the uncertainty and trepidation that students (and their counselors) would usually experience on results day will be heightened this year.
COVID-19 has meant that exams and standardised tests across the world have been cancelled, with students instead relying on teacher-marked coursework and estimated grades.
This upheaval has meant that many students are worried about the effect COVID-19 will have on universities’ admission requirements and, by extension, their own chances of securing a place at their chosen university.
As in previous years, the UK was one of the most popular destinations for international students in 2020. And, like many university destinations, UK universities are currently fielding a lot of questions from students about how COVID-19 will affect their higher education prospects.
That’s why, perhaps more so than any previous year, Clearing and Adjustment will be a crucial resource for UK university applicants who find themselves having to re-think their undergraduate study plans.
Clearing & Adjustment is fairly well known to domestic applicants in the UK. But we appreciate that, for our wider international school audience, it may be an unfamiliar term.
What do the terms ‘Clearing’ & ‘Adjustment’ mean? How can international students benefit from using them? And what tips do UK universities have for 2020 students who might be thinking about applying through it?
So we’re going to take you through the basics of Clearing and Adjustment - what they mean, how they work and why they can open up unforeseen opportunities for your students.