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Information for Offer Holders

Information for offer holders:

Congratulations on your offer of a place at the School! We look forward to welcoming you to LSE this autumn.


About this website

The Information for Offer Holders section of the website holds important information including details on your offer and should answer any questions you have about what happens next with your application to LSE. You will find information about the forms you need to complete online before you arrive at the School for registration as well as frequently asked questions and information for disabled students.

I have an offer to study at LSE. What should I do next?

We hope that you will accept your offer on UCAS Track. You should also organise your accommodation| and financial support| arrangements as soon as possible.

You should carefully read your offer letter and the Offer Guide once you receive it. If you have any questions or concerns you should contact the Undergraduate Admissions team|, who will be happy to assist.

If you have been asked to provide certified verification| of any qualification(s), you must do this no later than 1 August 2014. If you have been asked to provide an English Language qualification|, you must also do this no later than 1 August 2014. If you intend to sit an IELTS, PTE or TOEFL test to meet this requirement, you should book this test early. Our experience has shown that these tests are extremely popular throughout the world, and summer exam dates can be fully booked weeks in advance. By arranging to sit your test early, you'll be able to ensure that you meet our deadline for providing your qualification. Applicants providing the IELTS or TOEFL can provide us with the TRF or registration number.

All offer holders will also be asked to complete our Student Verification and Financial Undertaking Forms. This request will be sent via email in the late spring, so keep an eye on your email for instructions on what to do next.

Overseas offer holders who require a visa to study in the UK will need to apply using their LSE CAS number. This will be issued to offer holders who meet the following conditions:

1. You will have firmly accepted our offer on UCAS Track.

2. You have replied to our passport details verification email. This will be sent in May.

3. You will have submitted our Financial Undertaking Form. The request to complete this online will be sent in May/June.

4. You will have submitted any requested qualifications, and met any English language requirements. These are stated on your offer letter.

We cannot issue a CAS number to an overseas offer holder until all four of the above conditions are met.

It is also important that you visit our Visa information for prospective students| page. This has been prepared by our International Student Immigration Service (ISIS)| and contains the most up-to-date information on how to apply for your visa.


Useful links for offer holders:
Fees Office| (Information on making a payment)
Financial Support Office| (Scholarships and other funding options)
Accommodation Office| (Residential halls and private housing information)
Disability and Well-being Office| (Information for disabled students)
International Student Immigration Service (ISIS)| (for Overseas offer holders)
Pre-Departure Event Information| (for Overseas offer holders)

Other frequently asked questions:

When does the term begin? When can I move into accommodation?
LSE's 2014 Michaelmas Term (autumn) begins on Thursday 2  October 2014. (A full list of term dates can be found here|). Note that some organisations, including UCAS, will state the start of term as being in September. This is for data and statistical purposes, and takes into account a variety of institutions across the United Kingdom. Registration and the start of LSE's term is 2 October 2014, and you can move into your accommodation| from Sunday 28 September. Note that Orientation| events are scheduled to begin on Monday 29 September. You should plan to be on campus for Orientation, as some events are mandatory.

Can I transfer to a different degree programme?
Your offer of admission and acceptance of a place applies to a named degree. Only in exceptional circumstances will the School permit a student to transfer from one programme to another within the School at or after registration.

What happens if I fail to meet the conditions of my offer?

If you marginally fail to meet the conditions of your offer, your application will automatically be referred back to the Admissions Tutor for reconsideration. If you have a serious illness or extenuating circumstances that affect your examinations, you, or preferably your school/college, should write to the Undergraduate Admissions Office detailing the situation. This information must be submitted by our deadlines (30 June 2014 for IB candidates, 31 July 2014 for all other qualifications, including A levels and overseas).  

Offer holder resources:

2014 Offer Guide for Undergraduates*

The 2014 Offer Guide for Undergraduates is posted to all conditional and unconditional offer holders after an offer is made. This guide contains useful information relating to your offer, fees, financial support, and accommodation. You can view an electronic of the Offer Guide here|.

2014 Welcome Newsletter*

The Welcome Newsletter contains additional information regarding registration and orientation, as well as information about paying your fees and your first few weeks at LSE. This is sent to all confirmed offer holders in late August, along with an electronic Statement of Confirmation confirming your place.

The 2014 Welcome Newsletter can be found here|.

LSE Undergraduate Admissions Newsletters  for Offer Holders*

UG Admissions send out regular newsletter updates throughout the winter, spring and summer months. These newsletters will keep you up-to-date on important information you need to know, as well as give you a look at life at LSE and in London. Visit Undergraduate Admissions eNewsletters| for an archive of our newsletters for the current admissions year.

LSE Visit Day for offer holders

Our annual Visit Day for offer holders was held on 9 April 2014. 

If were unable to attend, there are other opportunities to visit LSE, including the Open Day on 2 July. Please click here| for further information.

You can view presentations and Podcasts from previous Visit Day sessions online here|


 

Conditions of registration

Please remember that by accepting an offer of admission, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the School, and accept that your relationship with the School is governed by English law, and that the English courts have sole jurisdiction. Conditions of registration are listed in the Offer Guide for Undergraduates, which was provided with your offer letter. 

* Please note that any listings of external websites/companies or services do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.

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