Transcripts

A transcript is a detailed record of your marks and grades of the courses studied on your programme

Sample LSE Transcript

What information will my transcript contain?

Transcripts contain the following information:

  • Your full name, date of birth and LSE student number
  • The title and subject of your programme of study
  • The class of degree or other award obtained (if applicable)
  • The details of the modules studied and the marks awarded (including any fail marks)
  • Your programme start date and completion date
  • Language of instruction and assessment
  • An explanation of current module grading schemes.

Transcripts for alumni who graduated after July 2012 also include: 

  • Distribution of classifications at degree programme level for the academic year you were awarded and for the particular programme you studied.
  • Distribution of marks at course level for the academic year(s) you took them.
  • A list of any prizes awarded throughout study.
  • Ranking information for students who were ranked at the top of their course(s).

 Transcripts DO NOT contain:

  • Aggregates
  • Classification scheme details
  • Syllabus details
  • Programme transfer details 

Transcripts for current students (Intermediate transcripts)

For information on the options available to students who have not yet completed their programme of study please visit Intermediate Transcripts.

Transcripts for alumni who graduated in 1993 or later

Digitary

Alumni who graduated in or after 1993 benefit from a system for issuing transcripts known as Digitary.  This system allows you to easily share your digitally signed online transcript with potential employers, academic institutions and others. The recipient can quickly and confidently verify the legally valid and tamper evident document. The system is very easy to use. 

Accessing Digitary

If you are accessing Digitary during the same calendar year as your graduation you can use your LSE network login details. These details will remain active until 31st December in the year in which you graduate.

After this, you will need to use your LSE Public Account:

  • The username for your LSE Public Account will be a personal email address (gmail, hotmail etc.).
  • Most graduates will already have a public account that was set up when you applied to LSE. This same account can be used to access Digitary. 
  • If your LSE network details are still active you can check your public account status before in LSE for You. We strongly recomend that you do this before your network details expire as it will ensure that you maintain easy access. 
  • If you have forgotten your password you can retrieve it using LSE for You. Enter your personal email and click forgotten username or password.

If you have never had a public account or do not know the email address used you can request a new public account be completeing the form below.

Request an LSE public account

Request an LSE Public Account

  • If you request a public account and we find you already have one associated with your email address, we will cancel it and resend details for you to set a new account up.
  • Your Details
  • Your Name
  • I have read the guidance
  • I am the graduate

 

Hard copy Transcripts

An ever-increasing number of employers and educational institutions are happy to accept online transcripts. You can, however, also request a hard copy transcript through Digitary. There is a charge of £7.50 per transcript. Please read Hard Copy Transcripts before placing your order.

Historic Transcripts

If you graduated between 1993 - 2000 your transcript may be incomplete. Please request and/or access your transcript as normal and we will be in touch if there are any issues.

Exceptions

  • LSE does not hold a record of marks for courses (modules) taken for the LLM programme before the 2003/4 academic year. To request a complete transcript, please contact the University of London.

  • MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing: Students who graduated before the 2002/03 academic year should contact the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to request a transcript.

  • Students who undertook the two year MSc in Economics or the two year MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics should email ard.transcripts@lse.ac.uk to request a transcript.

  • General Course students from IFSA Butler and Arcadia must contact their home institution for a transcript. We are unable to issue transcripts to these students directly.

Transcripts from alumni who graduated before 1993

Unfortunately, records for students who graduated before 1993 are often incomplete, and LSE are unable to issue transcripts.

Instead you can contact the University of London to find out whether they are able to provide you with a hard copy transcript of your individual course (module) marks.

To request a hard copy transcript please email the University of London, providing the following information with your request:

  • your full name
  • your date of birth
  • your degree title
  • your year of graduation
  • your preferred method of delivery/collection.

Please be aware that the University of London's records for degrees awarded before the 1993/4 academic year are also, unfortunately, sometimes incomplete. The University of London may not, therefore, be able to provide details of individual modules studied or individual module grades achieved.

If you would like the LSE to provide you with a letter confirming your award, without details of the courses (modules) you have taken and the marks received, then you should request a confirmation of award letter. We can also include a statement confirming that we are unable to provide a full transcript of marks due to incomplete records. These letters take five working days to produce. 

Transcripts for people who have withdrawn from study without an award

If you withdrew from your studies and would like to have a record of the marks you were awarded at the School, you should email ard.transcripts@lse.ac.uk with details of your request.

You should include the following in your email: 

  • a scan of your passport's picture page (or another government-issued ID)
  • your programme and dates of study
  • your full name at time of registration
  • your date of birth
  • your student ID number (if known).

Please note that we will only be able to confirm marks that have been formally ratified by the relevant School exam board and cannot confirm provisional marks.

We aim to respond to your request within five working days. 

Other transcripts

To request a transcript from one of the following programmes of study, please contact the relevant team directly:

MPhil and PhD Transcripts

Please contact the PhD Academy for more information.

Summer School

Please visit Summer School Transcripts for more information.

Univeristy of London International Programmes and External Study

Please visit University of London at LSE for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my transcript?

Your Digitary transcript will be uploaded to the system within three weeks of you recieving your results. You will recieve an automated email when it is ready for you to access and share.

Hard-copy transcripts are normally dispatched within five working days from receipt of your order. Please remember to allow additional time for delivery if you have requested that your transcript be posted to you.

How much does my transcript cost?

It is free to access and share your Digitary transcript. Hard copy transcripts for alumni cost £7.50 for each copy. Transcripts for current students are free of charge. If your transcript is incomplete in any way there will be no charge. 

I can only see one of my transcripts in Digitary - what should I do?

If you already have access to one or more transcripts in Digitary but need access to another one (e.g. if you can access your postgraduate transcript but need access to your undergraduate transcript) then please contact ard.transcripts@lse.ac.uk. We will then upload this transcript, providing we have full records for when you studied the programme.

Can you send my transcripts directly to a third party?

You can easily share your Digitary transcript online with a third party, just follow the instructions in the system. If you want us to send a hard-copy to a third party please visit hard copy transcripts for more information of how to request this.

Can I request that my hard-copy transcripts are sealed in individual envelopes?

Yes, when making your Digitary transcript request, simply click on the 'yes' button next to the 'individually sealed?' option at the bottom of the page.

For alumni who graduated before 1993, please include this request in your email to the University of London.

I am a potential employer of an LSE student or alumnus. How can I obtain proof of attendance or award?

Firstly, the alumnus can provide you with a transcript via the Digitary system. If this is not sufficient you can also undertake a third party verificatiion

How do I request a Diploma Supplement?

Please visit Diploma Supplements for more information.

How can I find details of the LSE's grading system?

Details of the system in force when the you  graduated will be included with your transcript

Can I get a certified photocopy of my transcript?

In order to prevent fraud we are not able to certify copies. You can however order as many hard copies as you like but will need to pay for each copy. 

I have a debt to the School – can I still obtain a transcript?

No, we're not able to issue transcripts if you still have a debt to LSE. You should contact the Fees, Income and Credit Control team for more information.

Why are there exceptions to who can access their transcripts in Digitary?

In most cases this is because LSE is part of the University of London, and in the past the University of London awarded our degrees. This means that we do not hold all records at LSE and subsequently cannot produce a transcript.

In other cases this is because of contractual relationships with our partners. 

Any other queries? 

Please contact ard.transcripts@lse.ac.uk if you have another question that is not answered here. 

 

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