Universities clearing more as applicant numbers drop
20 August 2012 Last updated at 21:33 BST
Every university in Wales still has places available through clearing - five days after pupils received their A-Level results.
The number of applicants to universities in Wales was down nearly 3% on last year. This is the first year universities are allowed to raise up to £9,000 for tuition fees.
Universities say the pattern of applications has changed this year.
BBC Wales education correspondent Gwenfair Griffith explains the situation to Good Evening Wales' Kayley Thomas.