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Current processing dates

Our normal phone service opening hours are currently 9am- 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. Please note that our phone service may be restricted on 25 and 26 May due to strike action. Please only call if your documents were received before our current processing date and you have not had notification from us. We cannot confirm receipt of documents until they are processed - see How we process your documents. The phone service will be closed each Thursday between 10am-11am for team meetings. 

Last updated: 25 May 2016, 10:50

This page shows the graduate admissions office processing times for incoming applications, emails and documents. It is updated at least once a day during the week.  We can only confirm the receipt of documents as they are processed. We cannot confirm receipt of documents waiting to be processed in the queue. See our guide to how we process your documents for more details.

If you have confirmation from a courier that your package was successfully delivered to our post room on a particular date please add at least one working day to allow the package to be delivered to our office, add three days if your item was delivered on a Friday. 

You do not need to request a CAS. We will issue it automatically once your offer is unconditional and you have submitted your offer reply form and financial undertaking form. It usually takes about a week from when you fulfil all these criteria for us to check your details and issue your CAS

We are currently processing applications received on

To get a rough idea of when your application will be processed please make a note of the date when you received the confirmation that your application was submitted and both references received. Then check this page regularly to see which date we are processing applications from (add 2-3 working days if you submitted on a Friday or at the weekend, these applications will be received the following Monday). Once your application has been processed you will receive the final email and be given your unique LSE ID number with instructions on how you can open your LSE for You account to track your application online.



21 May


We are currently processing supporting documents (this includes degree, TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT results, transcripts, references received by post and our online forms) received on and including:

19 May

We are currently processing references received by email on and including:

24 May

We are currently processing email enquiries received on and including:

We are currently receiving a large volume of email queries which could be answered by reading our web pages. To help us process decisions more quickly, please make sure that you read the information we supply before contacting us.

24 May

We are currently processing How Do I request forms received on and including:

23 May 

We are currently carrying out pre-CAS checks and sending out our pre-CAS emails to students who met all the requirements on:

 9 May