Once your form has been logged and filed we will send you an e-mail to confirm it has been received.
A record that an Exceptional Circumstances Form (ECF) has been submitted will be kept on the School’s central database.
Your submission will then be made available to the Exam-Boards.
If you are a continuing student and have passed all of your papers for the year, your submission will be filed for consideration at the end of your programme. This is when the Exam-Boards will determine which classification you should be awarded.
If your ECF relates to a failed first or second year paper (including an unauthorised absence from an exam), the Exam-Boards will consider your circumstances at the end of the year in question. On the basis of your submission the Exam-Boards will determine whether or not to discount your failed attempt. Or, in cases where you have exhausted the usual maximum number of attempts, the Exam-Boards will determine whether or not to allow you an exceptional attempt.
Where a discount has been approved the fail or absence mark will not appear in LSE for You or your final transcript. If you have been granted discount(s) or if you have exhausted attempts and have been granted an exceptional third attempt then the Results and Graduation Team will write to inform you of this.
Finalist or 9/12-Month Masters Candidates
Individual marks are never changed as a result of ECFs. However, Exam-Boards may suspend the regulations and adjust your overall award. You will not be sent notification of this but will need to check your results on LSE for You when they are formally published. If an adjustment has been made it will be reflected in the award you see on LSE for You on the day the results are released. If your overall award has not been adjusted on LSE for You it means the normal regulations have been applied in your case.
For all students, decisions about exceptional circumstances are confirmed on the day your formal results are released and can be seen by checking your results on LSE for You. You will only receive individual notification if you have been granted an exceptional third attempt or had attempt(s) discounted. Candidates are not sent separate notification if their exceptional circumstances have not resulted in a suspension of the regulations.
Please note that the School has very few instances in which the regulations are suspended. This means that although all forms will be considered very carefully, the vast majority of submissions will not result in a suspension of the regulations.