Current processing times

Last updated: 24 September 2018 13.25

This page shows the graduate admissions office processing times for incoming applications, emails and documents. It is updated at least once a day during the week.  We can only confirm the receipt of documents as they are processed. We cannot confirm receipt of documents waiting to be processed in the queue.

If you have confirmation from a courier that your package was successfully delivered to our post room on a particular date please add at least one working day to allow the package to be delivered to our office, add three days if your item was delivered on a Friday. 

You do not need to request a CAS. We will issue it automatically once your offer is unconditional and you have submitted your offer reply form and financial undertaking form. It usually takes about a week from when you fulfil all these criteria for us to check your details and issue your CAS. 

Please only call if your documents were received before our current processing date and you have not had notification from us. Unnecessary calls slow down our processing of your documents and issuing CAS statements.

We cannot confirm receipt of documents until they are processed. 

Our normal phone service opening hours are 9am- 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. Our phone service is closed between 10am-11am each Thursday morning for team meetings

We are currently processing applications received on

To get a rough idea of when your application will be processed please make a note of the date when you received the confirmation that your application was submitted and both references received.Then check this page regularly to see which date we are processing applications from (add 2-3 working days if you submitted on a Friday or at the weekend,these applications will be received the following Monday). Once your application has been processed you will receive the final email and be givenyour unique LSE ID number with instructions on how you can open your LSE for You account to track your application online.






We are currently processing supporting documents (this includes degree, TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT results, transcripts, references received by post and our online How do I forms) received on and including:

21 September

We are currently processing references received by email on and including:



We are currently processing email enquiries received on and including:

To help us process decisions more quickly, please make sure that you read the information we supply before contacting us.



We are currently processing How Do I request forms received on and including:

*This excludes How Do I forms submitting documents to meet conditions or for CAS - see the supporting documents date for these*

21 September

We are currently sending out pre-CASs to students who have met the requirements to receive a CAS on:

21 September

We are currently issuing CASs to students who received their pre-CASs on:

20 September