Q: What if I miss a deadline?
After a deadline has passed, you can still apply. We may be able to make you an offer if we still have rooms. If not, you'll be asked to join the waiting list.
Q: When will I get a decision?
It can take up to 28 days until we contact you. If you apply for accommodation before you've accepted your place to study at LSE, it will be 28 days from when you accept your place to study at LSE.
Q: How will I receive the offer decision?
By email. If you cannot see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk email folder.
Q: Can I change my application after I have submitted?
Yes. You can change any part of your application up until we make you an offer.
Q: What are my chances of receiving an offer?
If you're a new undergraduate or General Course student, you are guaranteed an offer of accommodation, as long as you apply by the deadline and have accepted your offer to study on a course at LSE. Any remaining rooms are allocated to new graduates first and then to continuing students. For more details, read our Offer guarantee and accommodation policy
Q: Will you make me more than one accommodation offer?
No, not before the application deadline has passed. Until then, we make only one offer per eligible application. This helps us to make offers to as many students as possible. If you've declined your first offer you can join the waiting list and we may be able to make you another offer. But only after the application deadline (for your type of application) has passed.
Related information: Waiting list
Q: How does LSE decide which hall I'm offered?
We make offers in batches every few weeks. In each batch, we process all applications that we've received up to that point.
First, we check your preferences. Then we match them against the rooms that are still available and which you are eligible for. If your first choice is available, we'll offer it to you. If not, we'll offer you your second choice and so on. If we don't have enough rooms of a certain type, we use a lottery system to allocate places fairly. So the earlier your apply, the higher your chances of getting an offer in your preferred room type.
The exceptions: Lilian Knowles House and urbanest halls are offered on a first come, first served basis. That means we process applications in order of receipt. If urbanest is your first preference, you may also receive an offer faster than for other halls. As long as rooms are available, you should receive an automatic offer within a few minutes of submitting your application. Once the urbanest room availability runs low, the process will no longer be automatic and we offer the last remaining spaces as part of the batch system (but still in order of receipt). For more details read our Offer guarantee and accommodation policy
Q: What if I still haven't heard from you 28 days after I've applied?
- Have you firmly accepted your place to study at LSE? We can only make you an offer after you have done that.
- Have you checked your spam or junk email folder? Sometimes our emails can end up in there.
Q: What if you can't make me an offer?
If we cannot offer you a place, we will send you an email to invite you to join the waiting list. This should only happen if you:
- missed the application deadline
- didn't accept your place to study on a course at LSE
- declined your first offer
- are a graduate or continuing student and we didn't have enough rooms for everyone