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Coronavirus FAQs for prospective applicants

Read through our FAQs below. If you cannot find the information you need then please get in contact with the Student Marketing and Recruitment team.

Will LSE be taking part in Clearing or Adjustment for 2020 entry? 

All undergraduate places at LSE have now been filled. LSE will not be participating in Clearing or Adjustment for 2020 entry.

My exams and/or teaching have been disrupted by COVID-19.

We are taking advice from exam boards and anticipate that they will take this disruption into account when awarding grades. We will also refer to the information supplied in your teacher’s reference to gain a greater understanding of the disruption caused to the teaching provision at your school/college.

If I am unhappy with my calculated grades and decide to 're-sit' the exams in Autumn 2020, will I be disadvantaged?

Candidates who are unhappy with their calculated grades received in summer 2020 will have the opportunity to 're-sit' the exam. You are expected to sit the exam as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so (i.e. Autumn 2020). We will not consider exams taken in Autumn 2020 as re-sits and you will not be disadvantaged.

Will the entry requirements change for 2021 entry? What if my calculated GCSE English and/or Maths grade is below the standard entry requirement?

Applicants should still be predicted to meet the entry requirements stated on our programme pages. 
As we anticipate that exam boards will take disruption caused by COVID-19 into account when awarding grades, therefore would expect that you attain a 6 in English Language and a 6 in Mathematics (this requirement may be higher for some programmes).


I haven’t been able to take an English Language test yet. Will I be disadvantaged?

It is not necessary to provide proof of English language proficiency at the time of application. This does not form part of our assessment process. If you are made an offer for one of our undergraduate programmes and we require an English language qualification, we will request this as part of your offer conditions. Please see our English Language webpage for details of acceptable qualifications and the required scores.

Will you be holding events for prospective students?

Yes! We are organising a number of online events and creating new resources for prospective students. Visit our Virtual Open Day pages, listen to a webinar or talk to us on Live Chat. Use our events finder to view upcoming events.