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University Level Clearing

Clearing Advice and Notes to applicants

It is not too late to apply and our Graduate Team are here to help you.

SGS still has a few places available for a 2018 start. If you are interested in applying for one of our degrees, please do not hesitate to contact us at

From the 16th August we will be available from 7.30 am, for those who want apply or discuss the options available at SGS College . Please either email or call us on 0117 9092376.

Students can contact us at anytime (including evenings/weekends) on . Then from the following Monday to Thursday, our lines will be open from 8.00 am until 5.00 pm. Do not panic the SGS Graduate Team are here to help you and it is not too late to start your degree this September at SGS College!

We are also holding an informal HE Advice and Guidance Event on Saturday 18th of August at our WISE Campus, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. Parents and Guardians are most welcome to attend too and we are happy to give advice on degree applications to SGS and on student tuition and maintenance loans.

What is clearing?

Clearing is your last chance as an applicant to apply for Higher Education (HE) courses at SGS College for the academic year 2018-19.
HE courses include: BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), Foundation Degree’s, Higher National Diploma’s, Higher National Certificates, Fast Track Degree’s and Level 6 Top-ups. 

The Clearing Process


Find out about HE courses at College

Check our website for HE courses at SGS College


Contact the College

Please email and we will respond as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can telephone 0117 9092376 or 0117 9092216.


If you are accepted for a Full Time course, submit your Clearing Application to UCAS

You need to login into UCAS and track my application. You can then add your clearing choice.

Your application will then be forwarded to us from UCAS and we can then make an official decision. Please note that some courses will expect you to attend an interview.


Be prepared to answer some questions

Questions such as:

  • Why do you want to do the course?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • What do you wish to do career wise moving forward?

Receive confirmation of start dates and submit your Student Loan application now

We will send you joining instructions once accepted. If you are applying to Student Finance, please begin your application as soon as possible.

What type of HE courses do SGS College offer?

A list of HE courses and information about the course be found here:

University Level Courses

All our degrees are awarded by the University of Gloucestershire and your awarded qualification will be a University certificate from them. You will also have the opportunity to attend the Graduation Ceremonies held at the University of Gloucestershire, in Cheltenham.

All HND’s are awarded by Pearson and you will have an opportunity to attend the SGS Graduation Event.

Do I need to apply to UCAS to be eligible for Clearing?

If you are applying for a Full Time course then you will need to apply to UCAS, assuming that you have not already done so.
You can apply to UCAS here:

To be entered into clearing you must pay the full fee of £22 to UCAS. If you only paid the £12 fee to make a single application, you will need to pay an addition £11 to enter clearing.

If you are in clearing you will need to select the course you have been accepted on and then we will confirm your choice in UCAS.

Part Time applicants do not need to apply to UCAS, but they will need to complete an application form once accepted:

How do I know if my course is Full Time or Part Time?

All our courses are classed as full-time, but most are available to study as a part-time route too. For more information on studying part-time, please email us at

I have applied to UCAS, but I can’t add a College/University as a choice?

You must be classed as in “Clearing” in UCAS Track in order to add choices. If you are still holding offers, you must reject these offers and be released into Clearing. To do this you must contact the institutions you currently hold offers with and request that they release you. You will need to do this for both your Firm and Insurance choices.

What will happen once I am accepted onto a course?

We will contact you with your start date and send you joining instructions.

When do I need to apply to Student Finance?

You can apply for Student Finance up to 9 months from the start of your degree. However, we strongly recommend that you apply so as possible. Please note that unless your loan is in place, your maintenance loan will not be released.

Apply for Student Finance

Can I apply for Student Finance if my course is Part Time?

Yes, but you are not entitled for the Maintenance Loan. You may only apply for the Tuition Fees Loan.

Please make sure that you select part time option method of study in Student Finance.

Clearing Hotline on 0117 9092376

If you are interested in studying at SGS College, you can apply for a course through Clearing. If you would like to make an application, please give us a ring on 0117 9092376 or email