Clearing FAQs 
Clearing 2013

We've put together some of the most frequently asked questions below...

Q1. Is it too late to apply?

Don’t panic, it’s not too late. Here at Cardiff Met, we’ll be offering course places (subject to vacancy availability) up until the end of September 2013. So, don’t delay, give us a call!

Advice Line Tel: 0300 330 0755
or you may email but please be aware there may be a delay with replies due to the busy period.

Q2. I've already applied to Cardiff Met and would like to confirm my place, what do I do?

If you are already holding a conditional offer and would like to confirm your place, please call our advice line on 0300 330 0755.

Q3. I’ve done better than I expected and I haven’t yet applied for a course at Cardiff Met. What are my options?

Congratulations on your exam results, you now have an exciting journey ahead. Check out our full list of vacancies and call our Clearing Advice Line to secure a career-focused course that meets both your career aspirations and your qualification results.

Advice Line: 0300 330 0755
or you may email but please be aware there may be a delay with replies due to the busy period.

If you have already applied through UCAS for a course at another institution and have passed your examinations with better than expected results you will automatically be entered into an Adjustment period which allows you to contact institutions for an offer of a place.

The Adjustment process is available from A level results day which is the 15th of August to the 30th of August. Once your place has been confirmed i.e. changed from Conditional Firm (CF) to Unconditional Firm (UF) and you have met and exceeded your original offer you have 5 days (up to and including 30th August) to contact a university or college to discuss an Adjustment place. This means that you can contact other institutions for a place whilst still holding your offer at your chosen institution.

If you wish for Cardiff Met to consider your application you must register to use Adjustment on UCAS Track.

For further information on the Adjustment Period please refer to the UCAS website at:

Q4. I didn’t get the A-level (or equivalent) grades I was expecting. What now?

If you are holding a conditional offer…
Firstly, contact UCAS or the Institution that is your 'Firm' choice and check the status of your offer, then call us to see if we can offer you an alternative course and/or explore other course options available to you. You are not able to access UCAS Track until after 4pm on the 15th August.

Advice Line: 0300 330 0755
or you may email but please be aware there may be a delay with replies due to the busy period.

If you did not meet the conditions of your firm offer…
Call your first choice university as they may still be able to offer you a place, if the course you have applied for has entered Clearing.

Also contact your insurance choice institution – you may have met the conditions to join your insurance choice course.

If your firm and insurance offers are no longer available to you…

You will be released by UCAS into Clearing. Check out the range of courses available to you at Cardiff Met and call the advice line to secure your place.

Advice Line: 0300 330 0755

Or you may email but please be aware there may be a delay with replies due to the busy period.

Q5. If I'm applying through Clearing, Can I come to an Open Day before I start my course?

Yes we have a dedicated Clearing Open Day that will take place on:

Wednesday 21st August, 2013.
11.30am – 2.30pm

Please click here to find out more.

Further information: 029 2041 6042 or email 

Q6. I’ve accepted a Clearing course offer at Cardiff Met, what do I do next?

Confirm your place with UCAS…
Congratulations, please log onto UCAS TRACK and refer your form to Cardiff Met so that an offer can be entered. Once an offer has been entered you will be sent confirmation from UCAS and a Cardiff Met New Student Joining Pack. Please note that once you refer your form electronically to Cardiff Met you can no longer be considered by another institution.

New Students joining us in September 2013…
You’ll find all of the information you need, to prepare for student life in Cardiff at We will also be emailing you important information prior to your start date so keep checking your emails.

Cardiff Met Accommodation Application Form…
It’s not too late to apply for accommodation through the Cardiff Met Accommodation Service. Simply contact the Accommodation Team on
Tel: 029 2041 6188 / 6189

Q7. What about money, fees and funding available?

Tuition Fees& Student Loans
Tuition fees at Cardiff Met for 2013/2014 have been set at £7500 for full-time undergraduate students.
For further information about fees and loans please visit

For more information and to download the relevant forms for student loans, logon to the following websites:

Students from:
Northern Ireland:
EU Countries:

Can’t find your clearing question above? Feel free to contact us on the Clearing Advice Line Tel: 0300 330 0755 or E-mail: