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Current processing dates

Our phone service opening hours are currently 9am-5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. We are closed on Thursday 10am-11am for weekly team meetings. Please only call if your documents were received after our current processing date and you have not had notification from us. We cannot confirm receipt of documents until they are processed - see How we process your documents

Last updated: 30 November 2015, 17:30

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. See our guide to how we process your documents for more details.

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.

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 given your unique LSE ID number with instructions on how you can open your LSE for You account to track your application online.



18 November


We are currently processing supporting documents (this includes degree, TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT results, transcripts, references received by post and other miscellaneous items) received by post and online received on and including:

25 November

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

27 November

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

25 November

We are currently carrying out pre-CAS checks and sending out our pre-CAS emails to students who have met all the requirements on and including: 


*We will begin issuing CAS for September 2016/17 entry, during summer 2016.