CAREERS advisers have sent a clear `don't panic' message to teenagers awaiting their A-level results tomorrow.
The Calderdale and Kirklees Careers service has advised people to take simple steps if their grades are not as expected.
They advise students to ring their chosen university or college to check whether it is still prepared to accept them.
Often they accept students who narrowly miss the grades required.
Lisa Mallinson, marketing co-ordinator said: "Unless the course is particularly popular, many students still have a good chance of being accepted should their grades slip.
"The main things to do are to remain calm, be patient and research your options."
Students who do lose a place must be prepared to spend some time finding a suitable alternative if they still want to go into higher education.
"Clearing starts immediately and many spare places are snapped up quickly," said Lisa.
"Make sure that you are available during the early stages of clearing to maximise your chances.
"Don't just jump at the first course you see. Spend some time making sure the course and the university is right for you as a mistake now may mean much bigger problems and upset later on.
"Seek help from your school, college or Connexions Personal Adviser."