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Clearing

Adjustment at City

If your results are better than you expected, you may be in a position to consider studying at City by applying through Adjustment.

The Adjustment process starts on A-level results day and runs until late August. If your results are better than expected, you can call our hotline number once the Clearing process opens to apply for a course. We will consider students interested in Adjustment across City, should you meet the advertised entry requirements.

If you choose to register for Adjustment, your Adjustment period starts whenever your conditional firm (CF) choice changes to unconditional firm (UF) and lasts for five consecutive days. As you have a limited time to change your university choice through Adjustment, it's important to ensure you're prepared and have read the information on our website.

What do I need to do?

  1. Register in your UCAS Track account by clicking on 'Register for Adjustment' on your 'choices' screen.
  2. Contact us on our hotline number once Clearing opens or email us to ask if we have a place on the course that you would like to apply to.
  3. We will check that you exceed the conditions of your unconditional firm choice.
  4. We will tell you if we can offer you a place and you can then tell us if you want to accept it.
  5. If you are accepted through Adjustment, your track screen will be updated with the new choice and we will send you a confirmation letter.

If you want to know more about what the process is like, you can read about Shivani's experience of coming to City through Adjustment from The City Scoop on Medium.

Am I eligible for Adjustment?

You are eligible to use Adjustment if:

  • You have paid the full application fee at UCAS and
  • Your results have exceeded the conditions of your conditional firm (CF) choice.

You are not eligible to use Adjustment if:

  • You are confirmed (UF) at your firm choice but did not exceed the conditions of your offer,
  • You have a confirmed place on a changed course offer, or
  • Your original offer was unconditional.

It is important that you check that you are eligible for Adjustment as this is what gives you the saftey net of keeping your original UF. If you submit yourself on UCAS Track and you are not eligible, you would then need to use the Release into Clearing process and would not be able to keep your previous UF.

Examples of when you are eligible for Adjustment

Eligible for Adjustment

Examples of meeting & exceeding your offer - you are eligible to use Adjustment
Offer Actual grades
A-level AAB A-level AAA
A-level CCD (C in Chemistry) A-level ACD (A in Chemistry)
A-level ABB (B in History) A-level ABB (A in History)
SQA Higher BCC SQ Higher ABC
SQA Higher BBC (C in Chemistry) SQA Higher ABC (B in Chemistry)
SQA Adv. Higher D in Italian SQA Adv. Higher B in Italian
International Baccalaureate (IB) total 30 points including 5 in Mathematics and 5 in Chemistry International Baccalaureate (IB) total 30 points including 6 in Mathematics and 5 in Chemistry
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level) grade B in Mathematics and grades BCC Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level) grade B in Mathematics and grades ABC

Examples provided by UCAS.

Not eligible for Adjustment

Examples of not exceeding your offer - you are not eligible to use Adjustment
Offer Actual grades
A-level CCD (C in Chemistry) A-level BCD (D in Chemistry)
A-level AA A-level AAA
A-level BBC A-level BBCC
SQA Higher CCC SQA Higher BCD
96 tariff points overall including C in French 112 tariff points overall including D in French
BTEC National Diploma MMM BTEC National Diploma MMP
International Baccalaureate (IB) total 30 points including 5 in Mathematics and 5 in Chemistry International Baccalaureate (IB) total 32 points including 4 in Mathematics and 5 in Chemistry
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level) grade B in Mathematics and grades BCC Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level) grade C in Mathematics and grades ACC

Examples provided by UCAS.

Join us at City through Clearing and Adjustment.


Meet Zonaah who joined City through UCAS Adjustment and is now studying on the LLB Law degree.