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We would all like perfect conditions for our assessments, but occasionally life gets in the way. If you are experiencing unforeseen and sudden issues which you believe will affect your academic performance, you may be able to apply for an Extension.

What can you do?

You can usually only apply for extensions on coursework or take-home exams with a deadline of long than 24 hours. The maximum extension is 50% of the original submission period, so if you initially had two weeks to submit the work, you could get an extension of one additional week at most.

You can also only apply for an extension after the assessment has been released. The school will always suggest that you defer your assessment if you are aware of the issues in advance. This is often a reason why extension requests are rejected.

How to apply

To apply for an extension, you should submit an Extension Request Form, along with any relevant evidence, making sure to detail why the situation you are experiencing will limit your ability to complete the assessment by the deadline. The form should be submitted to the relevant Sub-Board Chair for your department – the list and contact details can be found here. If you are unsure who to submit this to or would like to discuss your request, it would be worth contact either your Academic Adviser or Programme Administrator/Manager.

For more information, see the school’s Extension FAQ page.

Download Extension Request form(Opens in new tab) LSE Extension Policy(Opens in new tab)

What can we do?

If you have any questions about the process, please get in touch with our advisers who will be more than happy to help!

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