Extenuating Circumstances (ECs) are defined as circumstances which are unexpected, significantly disruptive and beyond your control, and which may have affected your ability to meet an assessment deadline or the level of your performance at assessment. You do not need to submit an EC for online study.
2021/22 Extenuating Circumstances Regulations
Students should apply for Extenuating Circumstances via the Student Portal - by logging in and selecting the EC option from the 'My Assessments' tab.
These regulations are applicable for all units that begin from September 2021 onward
How to make a claim
Please read the guidance document before submitting your EC claim. Students should apply for Extenuating Circumstances via the Student Portal - by logging in and selecting the EC option from the 'My Assessments' tab.
- Student Guide to Extenuating Circumstances 2021-22 (PDF 189KB)
- Extenuating Circumstances Evidence Guidance (PDF 95KB)
- Guidance for Medical Practitioners (PDF 140KB)
If you are experiencing problems submitting your Extenuating Circumstance via the student portal you can download the Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form 20-21 below and once completed, submit it to the EC address of your College:
- Extenuating Circumstances Form 21-22 (DOC 64KB)
- Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Central Saint Martins: email@example.com
- London College of Communication: firstname.lastname@example.org
- London College of Fashion email@example.com
You will receive an automated response to confirm receipt and will be updated in due course.
If you are a postgraduate research degree student (PhD/MPhil only) please contact the Research Student Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on Extenuating Circumstances, Time Out, or transferring to another course(/institute).
Requesting time out from your studies
You may be able to take time out from your studies under certain circumstances but you should consult the guidance below as there are some restrictions: