It is entirely the candidate's responsibility to find a centre that is both acceptable to LSE and willing to host their exam.
British Council Offices
LSE's preference is that British Council Offices should be used for overseas exams wherever possible. Please note however that the British Council does not run exams in the USA.
If it is not possible for you to use a British Council Office then you should aim to use a centre on the pre-approved list. If you use one of these centres you can be assured that your registration will be approved without issue. Please do bear in mind though that this list is not exhaustive - it is simply a list of centres that have successfully hosted LSE exams in the past.
If it is not possible for you to use a British Council Offices or a centre from the pre-approved list then you should find a centre that is willing to host your exam. Please bear in mind the following when searching for a centre:
- higher education institutions (universities) are likely to be acceptable
- further education institutions (colleges) may be acceptable but will be judged individually
- public libraries are not acceptable
- private companies are not acceptable (even if they are hosting internships or run other exams)
You should include all the details of the centre on the Overseas Exam Registration Form and it will be assessed by the Panel for suitability. The Panel need to be wholly satisfied that it meets the LSE standards of exam service provision and the integrity of the invigilation process. The Panel may require you to choose a different centre if they feel the one you have suggested is unacceptable. The Panel's decision on suitability of centres is final and cannot be appealed.