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Current processing dates

Due to an unforeseen technical issue with our new system there was a delay in downloading/processing of new applications for a few days at the start of the admissions cycle.

We have now started to process applications and to issue our acknowledgement emails with unique ID numbers. We will do this for all applications in the order they were received.

Our current processing times are below. We are working as hard as we can to catch up with the backlog of applications and to reduce the turnaround time between submission and processing.

Please be reassured that we will process your application soon.

We apologise for any anxiety caused by this delay. Please be reassured that this will not affect your application.

Last updated:  28 November 2014, 09:11

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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. For further information see our guide to the the decision making process|..

We are currently processing applications received on and including

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|.

20 October



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

17 November

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

18 November