Results FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about LSE results.

Publication of results

Understanding your results

Challenging results

Re-sitting examinations

When will my results be published?
Please see the Publication of Results| web page.

Can I obtain provisional results?
The School does not release provisional results to undergraduate or 9-month Masters students.

Students on 12-month taught Masters programmes and MPhil/PhD programmes only, may have the opportunity to view provisional marks for individual courses as early as possible. For a limited period between 1 August and 31 October, provisional results may be available in LFY. The provisional marks are available in LFY if the Academic Department responsible for the course has given permission for them to be released. Departments are free to choose whether to use this facility and, if provisional marks do not appear on LFY, this means that the Department has chosen not to issue them, either at this stage or at any time. Should the Department not wish to issue provisional marks at any point during this period, you will be notified of your marks only when final confirmed marks are published in mid-November. 

Why can't I see my results?
The School does not release results to students if they owe any fees to the School.  Please check your balance on LFY to see if you have any tuition, halls or library fees outstanding.  If you cannot see any outstanding fees on your account, then please contact the Finance Office| for clarification.

How can I check if I owe outstanding fees to the School?
You can check your account balance on LFY to see if you have any tuition, halls or library fees outstanding.  If you cannot see any outstanding fees on your account, then please contact the Finance Office| for clarification.

When will I get my transcript?
Please see the Transcript| web pages.

When will I get my degree certificate?
For details, please see the Degree Certificate| web page.

How is my final classification calculated?
Please see the Understanding Results| web page.

How do I calculate my 'year one average'? 

Please see the Understanding Results| web page.

I have failed a course, can I still graduate?

Please see the Understanding Results| web page. 

I have failed a course, can I still progress to the next year of study?

Please see the Understanding Results| web page. 

I'm a General Course student, can I see my numerical marks as well as my letter grades?

Please see the Understanding Results| web page. 

What are the classifications available to me?

Please see the Understanding Results| web page. 

Who can I talk to regarding my performance in examinations?
You should talk to your Academic Adviser or Supervisor who may be able to offer you some guidance on how you performed in your examinations or assessed work.  Please contact them directly to make an appointment to see them.  Additionally, you may want to consult the Teaching and Learning Centre| who can offer advice and guidance on exam techniques and writing techniques.

Why is a new candidate number appearing alongside my results?
Each year the School will automatically provide all students with a new, unique candidate number irrespective of whether the student will be sitting examinations in that academic year.  For example, if your candidate number in 2009/10 was 71587, a new candidate number will automatically have been generated for the 2010/11 academic year (e.g. 21475).  This generation of new candidate numbers takes place after all of the results have been finalised for the previous year, and has no impact on the way that results are recorded for students.

Can I ask to have a paper re-marked?
Please see the Challenging Results| web page.

I don't believe the results posted are correct. How can I check I haven't received someone else's marks?
As all results are processed according to unique candidate numbers and not student names; the results posted on LFY are definitely your results and not another student's.

How do I request an administrative mark check?
Please see the Mark Check Request| web page.

Can I see my exam scripts?
Examination scripts are exempted from the access rules covered by the UK's Data Protection Act.  Therefore School policy prohibits you from accessing either your original exam scripts or copies of your examination scripts.

Can I appeal my results?
Please see the Challenging Results| web page.

Were my mitigating circumstances considered by the Board of Examiners?

All mitigation submitted to Registry prior to the date of the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners meeting will be sent to the Chair of the Board for consideration.  All mitigation is therefore noted by the Board, and recommendations made to the School Board of Examiners accordingly.

How do I re-enter for a failed course?
The School will automatically re-enter you for any failed courses if you have not yet been awarded your degree. Further information is available on the Re-entry| website. 

How do I re-enter for a deferred assessment?
The School will automatically re-enter you for any deferred courses. Further information is available on the Re-entry| website. 

Can I resit my examinations overseas?
Please see the Examinations| website.

I have been awarded my degree, but failed a course.  Can I resit this failed course?
Once a degree has been conferred upon you (i.e. you have been awarded a degree from the LSE), you are no longer eligible to resit any failed courses.

I have passed a course, but am unhappy with the result.  Can I resit it to improve the mark?
Please see the Challenging Results| web page. 

If your query has not been answered, then please email Registry@lse.ac.uk|

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