A-level clearing: Your stories
Students across the are chasing remaining university places after getting their A-level results yesterday.
Thousands didn't get the grades they needed, or did better than expected, and so the rush is on to secure a place on a course.
BBC News website readers have been telling us what it's been like since they got their results.
Nadim Choudhury, Newcastle
I got A*A*AA but I still haven't got a place in any university. I applied for five and only got accepted to one, which I didn't want to go to.
I want to study economics here in the North or in London where I have family, so I can't just go anywhere.
I've looked through clearing, but there isn't anything suitable. I want to do economics, and really wanted to go to LSE, but they don't accept business studies A-level for that course.
I was also rejected from Durham and Newcastle. They say it's because of competition, but I know people in my year who got Bs and Cs and got into economics at both.
I got excellent grades overall, altogether about 600 Ucas points, but still couldn't get accepted.
I guess I'll have to try again next year. LSE say I should do chemistry or physics as an extra A-level, but even then they can't guarantee me a place.
George Jones, Rickmansworth
I was just two marks off”
I wanted to study physics at Liverpool University or Nottingham Trent, but I didn't get into either. I needed at least a C in maths, and I was just two marks off.
So yesterday I spent most of the day going through clearing, calling up universities. As soon as they hear you got a D in maths, they're not interested.
I did get an offer for computer science, but I really want to do physics. I got an offer from Swansea but with an extra year, a foundation year.
I'm gutted as I got Bs otherwise and just two marks off the grade I needed. But I'm not going to dwell on it. I want to go into astronomy or astrophysics as a researcher, I've been into planets since I was a kid, so I guess I am going to Swansea.
Nia Williams, Glyn Ceiriog, Wales
I got A*A*AA but still have no university place”
I originally applied for medicine and I had 2 interviews, but no offers.
I got A*A*AA but still have no university place. I was predicted these grades but universities interview you first before accepting you, and after mine, I was rejected by Liverpool and Cardiff.
I'm going to try through clearing, but I think I will do a gap year and try again next year. I'll get some more medical-related work experience and practice my interview technique and hopefully I'll get in next year.
Lexy Hudson, London
I am just lucky that the bad marking didn't affect the overall outcome”
I opened my results this morning with mixed feelings indeed - I'd met the offer for my first choice, the University of York, but the grades themselves shocked me.
For the past two years, philosophy A-level has been one of my best strengths, and at AS I got an A result. So imagine my bewilderment upon seeing "B" and "D" for my two philosophy exams, when I'd worked so hard and wrote the best essays I felt I'd ever done.
This is not the first time this has happened. After a re-mark, my C shot up to a high A, and this happened to many other students that same year.
I fully intend to get the scripts returned, to see for myself how an examiner could justify my work as worthy of a D. I'm furious about it.
The distress experienced upon seeing such uncharacteristically bad grades is horrible, and I cannot believe that students like me have had to endure this twice.
I am just lucky that the bad marking didn't affect the overall outcome, otherwise my entire future would be looking very different right now.
I may have got excellent grades but I feel like I am at the bottom of the pile”
I'm having a horrendous time. I got A*AA in maths, further maths and physics, the best grades in my college but I still didn't get into my first choice, Warwick.
I am still waiting for an update from Ucas - I need a yes or no from my second choice. Until I get that, I can't enter clearing.
I have met the requirements for my second choice, but they say I have not and now I am being reviewed along with everyone else "who have missed their grades".
I may have got excellent grades but I feel like I am at the bottom of the pile.