Conditional offer

Please note: Any official offer will come from Graduate Admissions and will bear the LSE logo

In order to take up your place you must fulfil the conditions that have been applied to your offer. These may include satisfying academic conditions, providing English language test results and/or degree results, or attendance at introductory or LSE Summer School courses.

To fulfil the condition(s) you must send official documentary proof of your final degree mark or test scores, or attend the specified summer school or pre-sessional courses. For an overview on providing documents and meeting conditions click here to view our page on 'Confirming your offer', or read below:

Attending introductory courses

Introductory (pre-sessional) courses in mathematics and statistics are run in September for various courses – details are on your offer letter.

Contact your department for full details of the dates you are required to attend.

Your results will be passed to the graduate admissions office internally – you do not need to arrange this.

Attending the Summer School

You must submit a separate application to the summer school – details and an application form are available online.

You may contact your department for more details. 

The results of the summer school courses will be sent to the graduate admissions office internally – you do not need to arrange this.

Graduates of Chinese institutions

LSE has formed a partnership with CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) to receive verified transcript and proof of qualification information from Chinese universities. If one or more of your qualifications is from a Chinese university, you may choose to submit your verified documents in this way. There is a fee for this service.

Please note that the CHESICC requirement acts as official proof of your documents, but your offer can be made unconditional before we receive it. Please see "What is the difference between a conditional and unconditional offer" on page 12 of the Offer Pack. We can also issue your CAS before we receive your official CHESICC documents.

The documents we need to be verified via CHESICC are:

  • Your transcript
  • Your degree certificate
  • Qualification verification report

Delivering verified CHESICC reports to LSE through Digitary

Before applying for your reports, you must have your individual LSE application ID number. You will find the number on your acknowledgement email or offer email/letter. You will need your number when requesting your documents through the CHSI Website.

Applying for and delivering your CHESICC reports to LSE is a simple online process:


1. For Chinese applicants, please use “Name” + “Chinese ID Number” to register your CHSI Archive, and then check your information of student record (for those who have not completed their studies) or higher education qualification certificate (for those who have already graduated).

Register link:

CHSI Archive link:

2. Please use the same Chinese ID number as filled in your CHSI Archive when you apply for university transcript verification report and other reports via the application link: 


We require official verification of your university-level study. If you have already graduated, you should apply for your College Transcript, Degree Certificate and Qualification Verification Report. If you have not yet graduated, for example if you transferred to a different programme after completing one or two years' study, you should apply for your College Transcript and your Higher Education Student Record.

Please note: you should select "爱尔兰Digitary" when you select the Verification Purpose (认证目的).


To apply for your College Transcript:

  1. Apply for a Paper report through Online Application
  2. Once CHESICC has verified this report with your Chinese University, which may take up to three weeks, it will be converted to PDF for secure delivery to LSE via the CHSI Website.
  3. CHESICC will notify you by SMS when your reports are ready (usually after about 20 business days).

Please note that if you have not yet finished your qualification, once your final results are available, you will need to apply for a follow up report of your final transcript and proof of qualification to fulfil any offer conditions. An additional verification fee will be payable.


To apply for your Higher Education Student Record:

  Log in to the CHSI Website, choose “Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate”, and click “Apply”;

  1. Select the English language version.


To apply for your Degree Certificate/Qualification Verification Report:

 Option 1:

  1. Log in to the CHSI Website, choose “Online Verification Report”, and click “Apply”;
  2. Select the English language version.

 Option 2:

  1. Apply for a Paper report through Online Application;
  2. Once CHESICC has verified this report with your Chinese University, which may take up to three weeks, it will be converted to PDF for secure delivery to LSE via the CHSI Website;
  3. CHESICC will notify you by SMS when your report(s) are ready.


  • When your report(s) are ready, log in to CHSI Archive and click "International Cooperative Application"
  • Click "Send report"
  • Select "Foreign Universities", "England" and "LSE" from the drop-down list.
  • Click “Pay for the transmission fee” to enter your payment details, your payment confirmation will be presented shortly afterwards;
  • Enter the requested personal details including your LSE application ID
  • Select the report(s) that you wish to send to us (College Transcript, Degree Certificate and either Qualification Verification Report or Higher Education Student Record);
  • Confirm your information and selected reports, click on the “Deliver” button. Delivery is almost instant;
  • You will not be charged again for transmission of your documents to LSE if you have already paid and the follow up is within the year.


If you require assistance, please contact the CHESICC help desk at the following telephone numbers: 010-61139132, 62166727, 62169223

Will I need CHESICC?

  • If you are at the Chinese campus of a UK institution, and your whole degree will be awarded by the UK institution, you will not require CHESICC verification.
  • If you have studied on a 2+2 or 3+1 programme with the latter part of study in the UK, you may need CHESICC verification.  If the part of your qualification undertaken in China is not included on your final transcript issued by your UK institution, you will need to request CHESICC verification for the China part of your study.
  • If you think you meet either of the above scenarios and feel that you have been asked incorrectly for a CHESICC report, you may contact us to request a waiver.

If you have not met your conditions

If you have failed to reach the standard of your conditions you should still send the official proof of your results.

It may still be possible to confirm your offer – your results will be sent with your application file to the selector and a final decision will be made. As soon as we are notified of the decision we will contact you.

If you have failed to attain the required language score by a large margin, you may arrange to re-take the test as long as you can submit the required score before the registration period begins.

If your offer has not been confirmed

If the selector has examined your degree results and your offer has not been confirmed, this decision is final - no appeal is possible. The academic demands of the course are stringent and competition is high – each year more offers are made than there are places available to allow for this situation.

If your offer has been non-confirmed on the basis of your language test score you may arrange to re-take the test.

Requesting that a condition be waived/changed

If you feel that a condition has been set in error – e.g. if you have already covered material in the summer school course you have been asked to take – please send your request with supporting evidence using the extenuating circumstances form on the GAP.