Class Change Requests

Information for students on group changes

Undergraduate class and seminar group changes

Undergraduate classes / Seminars are automatically allocated centrally by the Timetables team using the schools central software.

Students may only request to change timetabled classes in exceptional circumstances and a number of departments have restricted class changes for practical reasons.


How do I apply for a UG Class or Seminar Group change?

You can apply to change class or Seminar group in LSE for You by selecting the option 'Change Class Group' which appears within the 'Selection of Courses' tab.  You must include all relevant dates and times in your request e.g. if your class change request is due to a recurring medical appointment, please list all days and times that you cannot make.

All requests to change a group must be approved by the Departmental Tutor of the department responsible for teaching the course.  You may be asked to provide documentary evidence to support your request (such as proof of medical appointments), so please consult the departmental website regarding what is required in making a class change request before submitting the request online. 

If your request is approved, an email confirmation will be sent to your LSE email address on behalf of the Departmental Tutor.  The revised class details will be posted on your personal LSE for You timetable within five working days.

If you are unable to make a group change request in LFY due to clashing teaching you need to contact the department responsible for teaching the course to appove the change. The department will then coordinate with timetables to make this change if it possible.

Important Information

Class sizes are carefully monitored. For this reason, you must attend the class to which you have been allocated, and is shown on your personal timetable.  Even if you request a class change, you must continue to attend the class to which you were originally allocated until your change is authorised. A warning email is automatically generated if a student is marked absent from two consecutive classes. Your class teacher will advise you if your name does not appear on his/ her class register. 

While we strive to accommodate students' needs and outside obligations, we are unable to allow students to join full classes.

Postgraduate seminar group changes

Making a seminar group change at postgraduate level can not be made by the Timetables team centrally. This is controlled by the Academic departments.

You may be able to make a change of seminar group in LSE for You by using seminar sign-up. If this option is not availble for the course you want the group change in, we recommend that you get in touch with the department that teaches the course directly.