Advisers from UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) are ready to help A-Level students through the confirmation and clearing process.
Applicants can log in to the redesigned track on the UCAS website www.ucas.com to see if they have been accepted or are eligible for clearing.
They will also receive an email from UCAS confirming their status.
An official Clearing choice can be made from 5pm today (Thursday) although applicants should call universities and colleges beforehand to discuss courses that interest them and ensure that places are available.
Students can start looking at courses with vacancies on the UCAS website now.
Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS Chief Executive, said: “There will be a rich variety of courses offering vacancies through clearing this year, across a range of universities and colleges.
“Some 12 per cent of all enrolments last year were through Clearing which has now become a mainstream application route for higher education.
“If you are flexible and open-minded, Clearing offers a chance to re-think your choices, make more realistic applications or even to fulfill new ambitions.”
The new UCAS website contains all the information on clearing that students need.
Expert UCAS advisers are also on hand to answer questions. The number to call is 0871 4680468.
For those students who have not got the results they expected and need advice about future options, the Exam Results Helpline is 0808 100 8000.