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LSE Summer School FAQs

These pages answer any questions you may have regarding the LSE Summer School

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Summer School and COVID-19

We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on the upcoming Summer School. The rapidly changing situation presents us with significant challenges, but our top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students.  

Given the global uncertainty and the continuing impact of COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to not run Summer School this year.  

If you are an offer holder for Summer School 2020, you should have received an email outlining the options available in your specific circumstances. 

The section below aims to answer the most common questions. 

I have an offer for Summer School 2020 and have paid my tuition fees, what are my options?

Can I hold my place for Summer 2021?

Yes. If you would like to attend Summer School 2021, it is possible to defer your place. You should have received an email from us with instructions on how to defer your place. If you have not received this email, please let us know and we will get in touch with you. 

If I request to defer my course place, can I still change course next year?

Yes, you will be able to request a change using the course change form that will be available when 2021 applications have opened. 

I am enrolled on more than one session; can I action them differently? For example, request a refund for one course place but defer the other to 2021.

If you decide that you would only like to defer one of your courses, please let us know by email so we can amend your record accordingly before processing your deferral.  

I am not interested in deferring my place. How do I withdraw to receive a refund?  

If you are not interested in deferring your place and would like to withdraw from Summer School 2020, please let us know by filling in the form we have emailed you. If you have not received this email, please let us know and we will get in touch with you. You will be eligible for a 100% refund of your tuition fees. We are currently experiencing higher than usual emails and calls, and we appreciate your understanding as we work to respond to you as quickly as we can. We aim to respond to all refund enquiries within seven working days.

I have an offer for Summer School 2020, what are my options?

I am unsure of my plans for Summer 2021, can I withdraw now and reinstate my offer at a later date?   

The only way to secure your place on Summer School 2021 is to defer your offer. Therefore, we would encourage you not to withdraw your application if there is a possibility that you would like to attend next year. After you withdraw your offer, you may need to reapply as a new applicant for Summer 2021.  

If I request to defer my course offer, can I still change course next year?  

Yes, you will be able to request a change using the course change form that will be available when 2021 applications have opened. 

I have submitted an application, but have not received an offer

I have submitted an application, but have not yet received an offer. What are my options?  

We will continue to assess applications for students who would like to defer their application to Summer 2021. If this is something that you are interested in, please let us know by email and we will make sure your application is assessed by a Course Director. If you choose not to defer your application, you can also choose to withdraw your application. If you have not received an email from us, please email us to let us know.  

Visa questions

When can I apply for a visa letter for next year's programme if my place has been deferred?  

When applications open for Summer 2021, you will be able to order your visa letter as normal through the Eshop. 

Accommodation

I have also booked LSE accommodation.  How do I request a refund or defer my accommodation place to next year?  

Please contact the Residences Team directly at residences.summerschool@lse.ac.uk to request a refund or defer your place.

Online courses

I am interested in the Online Certificate Courses, how do I apply?  

You should have received an email from us with instructions on how to apply. If you have not received this email, please let us know and we will get in touch with you.  

What are the entry requirements for Online Certificate Course?  

Course prerequisites can be found on each course specific page: https://onlinecourses.lse.ac.uk/  

What are the costs for Online Certificate Courses for Summer School students?  

The Online Certificate Course fees vary. The exclusive presentations of our Online Certificate Courses for students who had enrolled or applied for LSE Summer School 2020 are available with a 15% discount on the standard tuition fees. To qualify, apply using the code we have supplied to you by email and ensure you register using the same email address you used on your Summer School application.  

Can I transfer my tuition fees directly to an Online Certificate Course?  

Yes, tuition fees already paid to a Summer School 2020 course can be transferred over to the Online Certificate Courses.  

Will my school accept credits for an Online Certificate Course?  

Students who wish to receive credit for their course will need to contact either their Study Abroad Office or the office in their university that deals with external credit. It is up to a student's home institution as to how much credit is awarded. The course prospectus is also available to download from each specific online course page.  

Will I receive a certificate for the Online Certificate Course?  

Certificates of completion are issued to participants who successfully complete the course (achieving a final result of 50% or more). A digital Certificate of Competence will be issued a week after a participant’s final results are released.  

Will I receive a transcript for the Online Certificate Course?  

Upon request, participants can request a letter of completion. The letter will include your module results and final result.  

Who can I contact for more information on the Online Certificate Courses?  

The Online Certificate Courses are presented entirely online, in collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter. For more information on the Online Certificate Courses, please get in contact via the GetSmarter page https://www.getsmarter.com/contact  

 

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