clearing noun definition in University life topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: University life topic
[uncountable] (in Britain) the system used by universities to find students for the places on their courses that have not been filled shortly before the beginning of the academic year She got into university through clearing. You can apply for a place through the clearing system. The university has a limited number of clearing places this year. Clearing is the final round of the admissions cycle. We can make you an offer through clearing.