We give you access to the Graduate Applicant Portal as soon as we have processed your submitted application. We aim to ensure this is no more than 10 working days from when we received your submitted application complete with both references.
Once we have processed your submitted application, we will send you an acknowledgement email containing your unique application ID number and instructions about accessing the Graduate Applicant Portal (GAP). You will receive this acknowledgement email only once the following has happened:
- You have submitted your application
- We have received references from both of your nominated referees
- We have processed your application. You can keep track of our application processing times here.
Make sure you check your spam/junk folder for this email, and add lse.ac.uk to your safe senders list. If you receive an offer you will need to access the Graduate Applicant Portal.
To access the GAP, you first need to set up a Public Account. The instructions are in the email. You can set up your account from 0700 - 1900 GMT, Monday - Friday only. Once you have set up your public account, you can use those credentials to access the GAP at any time.
If you have any difficulty setting up your public account, or accessing the Graduate Applicant Portal, you can watch this video for further guidance. Please note, if you have previously set up a public account, you can go straight to using your log in credentials to access the portal.
The Portal allows you to view up-to-date information regarding the status of your application. The Portal is dynamically linked to our own internal database, reflecting any change or decision on your application as soon as it happens. We also notify you by email as soon as we have processed any further information in relation to your application and once a decision has been made on your application.
If your contact details have changed since you submitted your application, please let us know by updating your details in the portal. Via the portal you will also be able to submit your Graduate Financial Support Application .
Later in the admission process, you will also be able to use the portal to accept or decline your offer and submit the Financial Undertaking Form.
You will also be able to make other changes to your application using forms within the portal, such as supplying us with extra information we have requested, or requesting a change of mode of study.
You will need to do this before you can use the Graduate Applicant Portal for the first time.
After your application has been submitted, we have received both of your references, and your application has been processed, we will send you an email detailing how to activate your public account and access the Graduate Applicant Portal to track your application online. The same email will contain your unique application ID number.
The email will contain a unique URL. Use this link and follow the instructions to set up your public account. The URL will expire after approximately four weeks (the exact date is given in the email), so make sure you complete this task promptly. If you fail to activate your account before the link expires, we will send you a new one.
If you have any difficulty in completing the steps above, you may find this video showing the process to be helpful.
NOTICE: Please be aware of an issue that has come to our attention regarding email junk/spam filters. Some email software is filtering LSE emails to the spam/junk or ‘Deleted Items/Bin’ folder so please make sure to check there for important information regarding your application. If you do find any of our emails in any of these folders, please make sure to add the domain @lse.ac.uk to your ‘Safe Senders’ or ‘Never Block’ list. Emails will be sent to you automatically from our database system once you have begun your online application and as your application progresses through each step in the process (application created; application submitted; application downloaded for processing). We will then send you a further email each time there is an update to the status of your application, including any requests for further information and the programme selectors’ decision on your application. It is essential that you ensure you can successfully receive our emails as soon as you begin your application.