Grading Scale for Application Profile Submitted to Masters Courses

London School of Economics did not have the information requested.

Dear London School of Economics,

As per the Freedom of Information, I would like to request that you provide the following information: the grading scale you use for scoring each component, including academic grades, home institution reputation, research/internship experience, references, CV, GRE/GMAT, language qualifications, personal statement, etc., of an application profile to reach a final decision on whether it should be offered a place. If possible, please provide a detailed grading form as an attachment to the request.

Thank you for your time and effort invested in responding to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Shumeng Wang

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Shumeng


Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided


The information you requested does not exist in a reportable manner. The
School publishes all of our entry requirements online (
including equivalence of overseas qualifications, and the supporting
documents we require, including guidance for applicants on writing
statements of academic purpose and research proposals, and for referees on
writing references.  The applications are then considered holistically, in
the context of the current applicant cohort and the requirements of the
particular programme. Decisions are taken by specialist selectors and
academics and not by algorithm. While we do take into account all of the
elements that you mentioned, no grading form exists. As such, we must
refuse your request as the information required does not exist.


If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact Rachael Maguire on 020 7849 4622 or write to Louise Nadal, School
Secretary, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton
Street, London, WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request
and get back to you within 20 working days. You can also contact the
Information Commissioner's Office [1], though they
expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint


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Act 2000 does not imply a right to copy, reproduce publish or otherwise
use such information.  Copying or reproducing such information in any way
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infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right belonging
to the LSE or a third party.


Best Wishes,




Dr Paul R. Duller

Data Protection Officer (Interim)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE




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