Contact Undergraduate Admissions

If you have not yet submitted your application, and have a question about a programme at LSE, you should contact Student Marketing and Recruitment.

If you have applied via UCAS or hold an offer of a place at the School, you can contact us using the contact details given below.

Data Protection

We can only speak with the applicant or their UCAS Nominated Contact.

In order to comply with Data Protection legislation, please quote the following in all correspondence:

▪ Full name

▪ UCAS Personal ID or LSE student number

▪ Date of birth 

▪ Programme applied for 

Contact us

Please ensure that you include your name, date of birth, UCAS ID and programme in any correspondence.

Contact us by phone

We are available to take your telephone calls Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm UK time at: +44 (0) 20 7955 7125

Contact us via our webform

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

  • If you have already applied to LSE, or if you hold an offer of a place, please use the form below to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please do not submit your query more than once. We aim to respond to most queries within two working days, and all queries within five working days.
  • Name
  • Please select the programme(s) you have applied for
  • Why are you contacting us?
  • Please note: It is Undergraduate Admissions policy to make decisions based solely on the information presented on your UCAS application. This is to ensure all applicants are treated fairly and equally during the selection process. Accordingly, we will not accept or consider examples of academic work, testimonials, additional personal statements or references, or other supporting documents that do not form part of your standard application submitted via UCAS.
  • Your privacy
  • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to process your request. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.

Reporting Extenuating Circumstances

If circumstances beyond your control have had an adverse effect on your studies; for example illness or bereavement in your family, a natural disaster or political unrest in your country, please let us know. If you have submitted an application to the School, the Admissions Selector can take these details into consideration, before a decision is made. Below is a form, which can be used to ensure we receive any relevant information relating to your situation. The document can be sent to us via email and guidance notes on completing the form have also been provided. Please note that we are unable to guarantee that disclosed extenuating circumstances will result in a more favourable decision on an application.


For applicants: Please submit within two weeks of application. We cannot guarantee to overturn an adverse decision if this form is received after this point.

For offers holders: Submit as soon as possible after the onset of the circumstances and always by the deadline below:

For offer holders studying the International Baccalaureate: Tuesday 30 June 2020
For offer holders studying A levels or any other qualification: Friday 31 July 2020

We cannot guarantee to give equal consideration to extenuating circumstances received after these deadlines.

Undergraduate Admissions Extenuating Circumstance Guidance Notes [PDF]

Report extenuating circumstances

Report extenuating circumstances

  • Use this form to report extenuating circumstances that have affected an undergraduate applicant or offer holder to LSE. Please ensure that you have read our Guidance on Extenuating Circumstances before completing this form. If you require either document in an alternative format, please contact the undergraduate admissions office.
  • Student details:
  • Applicant's Name
  • Programme(s) applied for
  • Details of the person completing the form:
  • Name of individual completing the form
  • Are you the applicant's UCAS referee?
  • If not, may we contact the applicant's UCAS referee to confirm the details provided?
  • Description of extenuating circumstances
  • Are the circumstances:
  • Were/have the relevant exam boards been contacted?
  • Will you be providing any supporting evidence to the UG Admissions Office?
  • Updates:
  • If an applicant’s circumstances change (for better or worse) after the submission of this form please inform the Undergraduate Admissions Office via email as soon as possible.
  • Your privacy
  • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will only be used to put your academic achievements in their correct context; students will not be disadvantaged for disclosing a medical problem or other extenuating circumstances. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about submitting this form.

A word document version is also available here: Extenuating Circumstances Form

Sending documents through the post

Undergraduate Admissions
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
United Kingdom

Note: If you are submitting official or original documents, we will return these via regular first class post. Unfortunately, we cannot take any responsibility for documents lost in the mail. For these reasons we strongly suggest you send us photocopies instead. Find out more if you are sending us verification of your qualifications.

Visit the office

Undergraduate Admissions staff are available to answer your queries in person, on an appointment basis only, from 9.00am to 4.00pm on most days. You must ring the office at +44 (0)20 7955 7125, or contact us via email to set up an appointment.

Please note, appointments will only be granted on a case by case basis. Therefore, it is important that you indicate the nature of your visit when requesting an appointment.

Note for offer holders: You do not need to arrange an appointment to drop off original certificates. Please just bring these to the office between the above times.