It's hard when you don't get the results you want, or if you know you don't want to go to university - but you're not sure what else there is out there.
The good news is - it doesn't matter. Whether you did better or worse than you expected, or you've simply had a change of heart about going onto higher education, there's always something for you.
We asked our readers to offer their real life advice, and here's what they shared:
— Andrew Woodall (@thehistorygeeks) August 13, 2015
@sherrifflucy buy the Times and get their clearing supplement out ASAP.— Geordie Raine (@GeordieRaine) August 13, 2015
@sherrifflucy it's just a tiny part of one big journey. I went through clearing and now I'm doing a job I love, nothing to do with my degree— Hannah (@hannahklmw) August 13, 2015
@sherrifflucy So many other routes. I did well, but still didnt go to uni, just got experience and worked hard and now w/o all the debt too!— Becky Wells (@BeckyyWells) August 13, 2015