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Most common tasks for offer holders

Please only use the forms below if you have already received an offer of a place at LSE. If you are awaiting a decision on your application, or can't find the form you are looking for, use the link at the bottom of the page to go to the How do I...? forms for Applicants.

..submit the extra information you have asked for? (1)

Please use the form below to submit any new information that we have requested. Please be aware that if your file is under consideration at the department and you send unsolicited new information, it will not be added to your file until it is returned.

BEFORE SUBMITTING THE FORM:

  • STOP! If your application is already complete and under consideration, you should not send any additional documentation unless we have asked for it. Please be patient and await our decision. Submitting extra documents just clogs up our system and slows things down.
  • If we have asked you to submit an additional document, please make sure that you only do so once. Sending duplicates just slows things down.
  • Don't send huge documents. The selectors do not have time to read tens of thousands of words from each applicant. We will discard them. Instead, choose a suitable extract of up to 3,000 words if you are sending a sample of your written work.
  • Don't send documents other than those we have asked for.

If you are attaching a file please read carefully the all instructions below. If you fail to do so, your document may not be transmitted properly which will delay our receipt of it.

  • Please consider the environment, do not send unnecessary items.
  • Please ensure that all documents have your name on every page.
  • Append all attachments into one PDF or Word document (please use .doc NOT .docx files) to allow us to print on both sides. Please optimise your file to minimise its size.
  • Do not attempt to send .zip files. They are not compatible with our system and will not be received.
  • When submitting an attachment, please make sure that the file name has only a-z characters in it (ie no punctuation or spaces). We have had occasional problems with files failing to be uploaded and this seems to help. We have raised this issue with our supplier.
  • If you are submitting GRE or GMAT scores please note that we require your full scores; the totals as well as the percentiles and the Analytical Writing section. If you have just taken the test and have only your raw scores please do not submit them. They will not be considered.
  • Please do not submit duplicate emails. You should make a note of when you submit the form below and check our current processing times for information on when we are likely to process your documents. Make a note of the day you submit the attachment and wait until we have processed all documents from this day before contacting us about your information.
  • If you have a question about your application please search our online enquiries system where you can view FAQs and answers and submit a question. General enquiries submitted via this form will not be answered.
  • If you want to change your address details please submit your changes via the application tracker.
Open new information form

New information form

  • Name
  • GRE/GMAT
    Please list your raw score and percentile for each section of the test. You should also give your registration number and test date. If you have not already done so, you should arrange for ETS to send your official scores. LSE's institution code is 0972 for the GRE and HMT86-56 for the GMAT.
  • English test score
    Please indicate your scores for each section of the test and the total. You should also give the Test Report Form (TRF) number for the IELTS or the TOEFL Registration Number and test date. Scores must be less than two years old on 1 October 2014
  • Other documents
    Use the browse button to select a file from your computer. Please use .pdf, .doc or image files. Do not attempt to submit .docx or Excel files.
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.

..submit an original transcript? (2)

Transcripts can be submitted 

  • by post to Graduate Admissions, The London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
  • online via the new information form - please note that scanned transcripts can be used to meet degree conditions, but we will need an original or certified copy before you can register
  • Direct from your university or via a secure online service such as Digitary. Please share the link to your original transcript with us at graduate.references@lse.ac.uk
  • Graduates of Chinese institutions must submit their transcripts/proof of qualifications via CHESICC.

Supplying transcripts once you have received an offer: We require original or certified copies of all documents in English. We will accept a translation, but only if it has an official stamp from your university or a translation service and if the original document is also supplied. We will not accept an unofficial translation.

We must receive original or certified signed documents prior to registration. These must be paper documents bearing the original stamp and signature of your institution, a public notary or the British Council, or electronic documents supplied directly from your institution either by email or using an online verification service. Do not send your original degree certificate, as documents cannot be returned.

What are transcripts?

Qualifications pending: The transcript or mark sheet is a list of subjects studied and the grades obtained to date. If you are at a university that does not supply transcripts or mark sheets, please ask your academic referees to comment in detail on your progress, including your marks obtained in all years of study. You may apply if you are awaiting any examination results. You must have fully graduated by the end of October in the year you are expected to register.

Qualifications held: The transcript should include the information above, plus your final overall grade and the date on which your qualification was awarded. You should supply this information for all university level study. If your transcript does not include your final mark and date of award, you should send a certified copy of your degree certificate as well. Do not send your original degree certificate, as documents cannot be returned.

Applicants currently or formerly registered at LSE do not need to supply transcripts of their LSE qualifications as these are generated internally.

..get certificates of my offer? (3)

You may have up to five certificates, which will be sent to your current contact address unless you indicate otherwise. To check or change your details on our system, please visit the tracking system.

You may indicate a temporary address below, but only this set of certificates will be sent to it. Please also indicate if you would like us to include any additional information. The standard information included on all certificates is:

  • Your full name
  • Your address
  • Your date of birth
  • The full title of your programme, whether your offer is unconditional, and the dates you will be expected to attend
  • Whether you will be studying full or part-time and your hours of study
  • The fees for the programme and a minimum estimate of living costs

The certificate will be the same as the ones included in your offer pack unless you state the additional information you would like to be included below.

Do you need an ATAS certificate?

If you have an offer for a place on a Research programme (MRes, MPhil, PhD) in the Department of Mathematics or the Management Science Group (Department of Management) you may also require an ATAS certificate. In this case you will have received an email linking to the appropriate online form.

Do you need a CAS?

These certificates are not the same as the Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) used for applying for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa. For immigration advice go to the LSE International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) pages:

Immigration advice for prospective students

Would you prefer to collect your certificate from the Student Services Centre counter?

Please indicate on the form if this is the case. Please note that it usually takes two-three working days for your certificate to be ready for collection. You may collect your certificate(s) during normal opening hours.

Open request certificates form

Request certificates of offer

  • Name
  • Optional
    Certificates will be sent to your current correspondence address unless you tick the box below.
  • Please leave my certificates for collection in person at the Student Services Centre
  • Please send my certificates to a different address
  • Please email a PDF of my certificate to this email address
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.

..take up an offer that I had previously declined or deferred? (4)

If, having withdrawn from or deferred your offer in the current admissions cycle, you find that you are now able to take up your place, please submit the form below. Your file will be returned to the department to see if they will still accept you for the current academic session. If you simply declined your offer, you can reverse that decision using your record on the online tracker.

Offers issued for previous admissions cycles are no longer valid. Please submit a new application if you are looking for entry this academic year.

Open take up offer form

Take up an offer that I had previously declined or deferred

  • Name
  • I confirm I wish to take up my place again
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.

..request that a condition on my offer be waived/changed? (5)

It is not usually possible to change a condition once the department has set it. However, if you have a good reason you may submit your request and the department will consider it.

You must give your reasons for asking that the condition be altered, and provide information to support your request. If you are simply concerned that you have not/will not reach the required marks in your degree condition you should wait until your final results are available and use the new information form to submit them. The selectors will then consider whether or not to confirm your offer.

Condition waiver requests will only be considered if you feel that you already meet the requirement in another way, for example; if you have been required to follow a summer school course, but feel that you have already covered the material in previous study, you should provide the details of the syllabus that you have already covered. We will also consider requests to change how a condition is expressed if it does not match the mark scheme of your university. In this case, you should send details of how the marks at your university are calculated and the form in which your final degree grade will be expressed.

English language condition waivers will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. If you have taken the test but not achieved our required scores, you should arrange to re-take the test rather than requesting a waiver. Exceptions are in the case of imminent deadlines: we will not consider requests to waive the English requiremenf for CAS purposes until the end of June.

Please do not use this form to submit documents to us in order to meet conditions of your offer. These documents should be sent to us via our new information form.

Open condition waiver form

Request a waiver/change of a condition

  • Name
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.

..defer my offer of a place to 2018/9? (6)

If you hold a current offer for the 2017/8 session but are unable to attend, you may apply to defer your offer until the next session, in writing or using the form below by 20 October 2017. Please note that being granted a deferral is not guaranteed, and you can request to defer entry only once and for one year only.

By requesting a deferral it may invalidate any financial support offered, as awards cannot be carried over from one year to the next. If you fail to take up your place the following year you would need to reapply.

If the request for deferral is refused, your original offer will remain valid for the current session. You can also reinstate your application for consideration the following year as long as the programme is running. The Graduate Admissions Office will retain all applications until 12 November 2017 - after this date, all unsuccessful, withdrawn or pending applications are destroyed. If you wish your documents to be retained and your application to be reinstated you must write to the Graduate Admissions Office before this deadline (use the online reinstatement form). You will be required to pay a further application fee and your application will be considered in the normal way for the following academic year.

If your deferral is granted, you will need to secure your deferred offer for 2018/9. You must pay a non-refundable deposit of £1,000. This amount will be offset against your tuition fees when you register at LSE. You may pay the deposit by credit card via the LSE eShop, or by £sterling cheque (please write your name and admissions number on the reverse). Further details of payment will be enclosed with the official deferral confirmation letter. Your new offer will be issued once you have paid the deferral deposit, starting in January 2018. If you are likely to have difficulty in paying the deposit, or if you are not sure that you will be able to take up your place in 2018, you should reinstate your application to be considered alongside the new cohort. Although this does not guarantee your offer in the same way as a deferral, the vast majority of applicants who choose to do this are made an offer in the following year.

Open deferral request form

Request to defer your offer

  • Name
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.

..pay the deferral deposit? (7)

Applicants holding a deferred offer are able to pay their deposits online via the LSE Online shop.

You are firstly required to identify yourself by entering your applicant ID number. This can be found on all emails and letters sent to you from the graduate admissions office. If you have forgotten your ID number, please use the reminder form.

The deposit amount will be offset against your tuition fees when you register at LSE.

The deadline for receipt of this deposit is 31 January in the year you plan to begin your studies. If we do not receive your deposit by this date, your offer will be withdrawn, and the place given to another applicant.

The deposit is non-refundable. If, having paid the deposit, you choose not to take up your place, the money will be donated to the  student hardship fund for the benefit of LSE students in financial difficulty.

If you are not confident that you will be able to take up your deferred place, for example if you are completely dependent on receiving a scholarship which has not been confirmed, you should consider reinstating your application to be considered alongside the new cohort of applicants. While this does not guarantee your offer in the same way as a deferral, the vast majority of reinstating offer holders do receive an offer the following year. To reinstate your application, please complete the reinstate form.

Frequently asked questions about deferral deposits can be found on our enquiries system.  

If you experience any technical problems using this form you should contact the graduate admissions office. If you experience any problems with the payment you should contact your bank for further advice.

Make payment

Instructions for alternative methods of payment

Use the following alternative methods making sure your application ID number is on the back of the cheque, draft or money order.

  • Cheques made payable to The London School of Economics, drawing on a UK bank.
  • Travellers' cheques 
  • Bank drafts
  • Sterling money order
  • GB Postal Order

It is not possible for LSE to accept payment by direct bank transfer, and we do not give out LSE bank account details. However, you can pay in cash at the branch of NatWest on Campus who will issue you with a receipt. You should send this receipt to our usual address or hand it in to the Student Services Centre. Make sure your Applicant ID number is written on the back. Do not send cash in the post.

..reinstate my 2017/8 application for 2018/9 entry? (8)

The deadline for completing this form is 12 November 2017.

If you have been unsuccessful, or are unable to take up your place in 2017, you may reinstate your application for consideration next year. As long as you complete the form before the deadline above, we will be able to re-use the documents that you sent to us, including your transcripts and references.

The reinstatement fee to be considered in 2018/9 is currently £65.

If you have not yet paid the reinstatement fee, you can do so using the LSE Online Store.

Open reinstatement form

Reinstate your application from 2017/8 to 2018/9

  • Name
  • Mode of study
  • Declaration
  • Mode of study
  • Declaration
  • Personal statement
    Upload your new personal statement (if applicable) as a Word document or PDF using the button below. Please make sure that your name and ID number appears on each page of the document.

..decline my current offer in order to take up another offer at LSE? (9)

If you find that you will not be able to take up your place you should decline the offer via your LSE for You account. You should use this page only if you have been made an alternative offer of a place at LSE and wish to inform us.

Open take up alternative offer form

Decline your offer to take up another offer at LSE (not for general offer declines)

  • Name
  • I wish to decline my previous offer and take up the alternative above
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.

..unsubscribe from Graduate Financial Support Application reminder emails (Taught programmes only)? (10)

If you do not wish to receive reminder emails about the Graduate Financial Support Application please fill in the details below.

Open GFSA unsubscribe form

Unsubscribe from GFSA reminder emails

  • Name
  • I confirm that I wish to unsubscribe from the GFSA reminder list
  • By submitting this form, you authorise us to rely and act upon all apparently valid instructions as properly authorised by you, even if they may conflict with any other mandate given at any time concerning your affairs. We may refuse to act on an instruction, for example if we know of or suspect a breach of security. You must make sure that any instruction is accurate and complete and we are not liable if this is not the case.