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Admissions calendar

The calendar below is designed to inform you of important dates in the admissions process and identifies key dates when either information will be sent to you or when you need to send information to us.



UCAS admissions cycle opens



Late September

LSE starts receiving hard copy forms of your application alongside electronic copies from UCAS.



Early October

The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins checking applications to ensure that subject requirements have been met (e.g. Maths A level for Economics)



Mid October - End March

Applications are then carefully considered by the relevant Admissions Selector on the basis of the overall academic profile including actual or predicted examination results, the personal statement and academic reference. When considering an application, the Admissions Selector decides whether the applicant has demonstrated the academic standard and level of knowledge (including proficiency in English) and has the academic potential, motivation and aspiration necessary to complete the course successfully.



Mid November

First decisions are transmitted to UCAS. Further decisions are sent to UCAS on a weekly basis. You should check UCAS Track regularly for the latest update on your application.



15 January

The last day for receipt of 'on-time' applications by UCAS (6.00 PM GMT) to qualify for full and equal treatment at LSE.




Electronic newsletters are sent to all applicants who are holding an offer of a place with us, and are sent monthly through the Spring and Summer.

Early February

The first invitations to sit the School's UG Admissions Assessment (UGAA) are sent to relevant applicants via email.

Early March

UG Admissions Assessment (UGAA).




First Open Day for prospective applicants.



31 March

We aim to make all final decisions on 'on-time' applicants by this date.




Offer holder days.




Applicants who are holding a firm offer at LSE will be asked to submit their Student Verification (SVF) and Financial Undertaking (FUF) forms.



30 June 

Last date for offer holders studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma to submit any extenuating circumstances.



Late June – Early July

Second Open Day for prospective applicants.



Mid July

Deadline for requesting consideration for a deferral of your place.



1 August

Last date for offer holders studying A levels (or any qualification other than the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma) to submit any extenuating circumstances.



01 August

Deadline for the receipt of certified copies of requested qualifications for verification. All correctly certified copies of previously completed qualifications must have been received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office by this date.



Mid August

Official publication of A level results.



Mid - Late August

Confirmation period. We aim to make all confirmation decisions, including decisions on any offer-holders who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer, within this period.



Late August

An electronic Welcome Pack is sent to all applicants who are holding an unconditional firm offer with LSE.



01 September

Deadline for informing LSE of any re-marks (set by UCAS).



Late September

Registration. Further information on the exact dates of registration will be available on the New Arrivals website from mid-July onwards.