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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.

Your consumer rights as a student

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) guidance sets out your consumer rights as a student. You can find information about what this means for you and your relationship with LSE on our information page.

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 2017. If you have been asked to provide an English Language qualification, you must also do this no later than 1 August 2017. If you intend to sit an IELTS, PTE or CPE 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 can provide us with the TRF 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 IVisa Advice Team (ISVAT) 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 Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) (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 2017 Michaelmas Term (autumn) begins on Thursday 21 September 2017. (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 early 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 21 September 2017, and you can move into your accommodation from Sunday 17 September. Note that Welcome Week events are scheduled to begin on Monday 18 September. You should plan to be on campus for Welcome Week, 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 Selector 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 2017 for IB candidates, 1 August 2017 for all other qualifications, including A levels and overseas).  

Offer holder resources:

2017 Offer Guide for Undergraduates*

The 2017 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. An electronic copy of the guide is available here.

2017 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.

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 from the previous admissions year.

LSE Offer Holders' Day

The next LSE Offer Holders’ Day will be held on 5 April 2017. Information on how to register can be found here.

If you were unable to attend the Offer Holders’ Day there are other opportunities to visit LSE, including monthly campus tours and the LSE Open Days.For further information go to Meet LSE

EU Offer Holders 
The UK electorate voteed to leave the European Union. What is the impact on EU offer holders?

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. 

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