LLM UCL / KCL / LSE / QMUL 2018-19


Optimistic
Applied for the LSE LLM November 30. I received a rejection today.

Background: Canadian, 1:1 LLB from the University of London, BA and MA in political science from Canadian universities, 2 years Big 4 experience, 2 years global law firm experience. Strong academic references.

Not even waitlisted -- rejected. I'm a bit shell-shocked right now. Good luck to everybody else!


Hard Luck :(
I do not know if they take into consideration the work experience or not.

However, what are your other plans?
[quote]Applied for the LSE LLM November 30. I received a rejection today.

Background: Canadian, 1:1 LLB from the University of London, BA and MA in political science from Canadian universities, 2 years Big 4 experience, 2 years global law firm experience. Strong academic references.

Not even waitlisted -- rejected. I'm a bit shell-shocked right now. Good luck to everybody else![/quote]

Hard Luck :(
I do not know if they take into consideration the work experience or not.

However, what are your other plans?
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Hard Luck :(
I do not know if they take into consideration the work experience or not.

However, what are your other plans?


Applications pending at Oxford, Harvard, NYU, Berkeley, UCLA. I think I might scramble together an application to Georgetown as well given today's bad news.
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Hard Luck :(
I do not know if they take into consideration the work experience or not.

However, what are your other plans?[/quote]

Applications pending at Oxford, Harvard, NYU, Berkeley, UCLA. I think I might scramble together an application to Georgetown as well given today's bad news.
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Optimistic


Applications pending at Oxford, Harvard, NYU, Berkeley, UCLA. I think I might scramble together an application to Georgetown as well given today's bad news.


Best luck
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Applications pending at Oxford, Harvard, NYU, Berkeley, UCLA. I think I might scramble together an application to Georgetown as well given today's bad news.[/quote]

Best luck
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PurdueOwl
Hello everyone,

I just received an unconditional offer to LSE. My application was completed and passed to the department on November 13th, so it has been almost exactly 8 weeks. I, unfortunately, did not receive any financial support.

Background: I am Canadian and have a Bachelor of Journalism and JD from two averagely-ranked Canadian universities. I graduated in the top 5-10% of my class for both degrees. I'm currently working as a law clerk (I think they're called "judicial assistants" elsewhere) and will be called to the bar in June. I have a few publications and a few years other professional experience.

Hope this information is helpful and best of luck to those still waiting.
Hello everyone,

I just received an unconditional offer to LSE. My application was completed and passed to the department on November 13th, so it has been almost exactly 8 weeks. I, unfortunately, did not receive any financial support.

Background: I am Canadian and have a Bachelor of Journalism and JD from two averagely-ranked Canadian universities. I graduated in the top 5-10% of my class for both degrees. I'm currently working as a law clerk (I think they're called "judicial assistants" elsewhere) and will be called to the bar in June. I have a few publications and a few years other professional experience.

Hope this information is helpful and best of luck to those still waiting.
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Misaki60
Hello everyone,

I just received an unconditional offer to LSE. My application was completed and passed to the department on November 13th, so it has been almost exactly 8 weeks. I, unfortunately, did not receive any financial support.

Background: I am Canadian and have a Bachelor of Journalism and JD from two averagely-ranked Canadian universities. I graduated in the top 5-10% of my class for both degrees. I'm currently working as a law clerk (I think they're called "judicial assistants" elsewhere) and will be called to the bar in June. I have a few publications and a few years other professional experience.

Hope this information is helpful and best of luck to those still waiting.


Congrats and thanks for sharing your background :)
I'm still waiting for my decision (my application completed on 17 December)
[quote]Hello everyone,

I just received an unconditional offer to LSE. My application was completed and passed to the department on November 13th, so it has been almost exactly 8 weeks. I, unfortunately, did not receive any financial support.

Background: I am Canadian and have a Bachelor of Journalism and JD from two averagely-ranked Canadian universities. I graduated in the top 5-10% of my class for both degrees. I'm currently working as a law clerk (I think they're called "judicial assistants" elsewhere) and will be called to the bar in June. I have a few publications and a few years other professional experience.

Hope this information is helpful and best of luck to those still waiting. [/quote]

Congrats and thanks for sharing your background :)
I'm still waiting for my decision (my application completed on 17 December)
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Mika0990
Hi guys. I'm new here. I would like to apply to LLM at LSE but wonder if they offer a place to candidates with Upper Second (2:1). If anyone knows, could you please share your opinion on this and other important criterias. Thank you!
Hi guys. I'm new here. I would like to apply to LLM at LSE but wonder if they offer a place to candidates with Upper Second (2:1). If anyone knows, could you please share your opinion on this and other important criterias. Thank you!
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Hello everyone,
Which is better: Transnational law at KCL or International Law at QMUL?
Thank you for your help!
Hello everyone,
Which is better: Transnational law at KCL or International Law at QMUL?
Thank you for your help!
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jacosi
Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
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Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.


Hi! Did they offer you any financial aid?
[quote]Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
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Hi! Did they offer you any financial aid?
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jacosi
Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.


Hi! Did they offer you any financial aid?


No, they mentioned "I regret to inform you that you have not been given a Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) Award. Unfortunately, our funds are limited and we are unable to assist as many candidates as we would like. Your data will be held on file and used to consider you for any other LSE scholarships offered by the School for which you are eligible. There is more information about these awards at: lse.ac.uk/MscFinancialSupport. If you are successful in obtaining another LSE award, we will notify you in writing by the end of July 2018 at the latest."
[quote][quote]Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
[/quote]

Hi! Did they offer you any financial aid?[/quote]

No, they mentioned "I regret to inform you that you have not been given a Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) Award. Unfortunately, our funds are limited and we are unable to assist as many candidates as we would like. Your data will be held on file and used to consider you for any other LSE scholarships offered by the School for which you are eligible. There is more information about these awards at: lse.ac.uk/MscFinancialSupport. If you are successful in obtaining another LSE award, we will notify you in writing by the end of July 2018 at the latest."
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Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.


Hi! Did they offer you any financial aid?


No, they mentioned "I regret to inform you that you have not been given a Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) Award. Unfortunately, our funds are limited and we are unable to assist as many candidates as we would like. Your data will be held on file and used to consider you for any other LSE scholarships offered by the School for which you are eligible. There is more information about these awards at: lse.ac.uk/MscFinancialSupport. If you are successful in obtaining another LSE award, we will notify you in writing by the end of July 2018 at the latest."


So that‘s about 6th time this year on the forum that people say they didn‘t get it - I would really love to see the person who got some funding through the GSS - it must be a really lucky someone...
[quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
[/quote]

Hi! Did they offer you any financial aid?[/quote]

No, they mentioned "I regret to inform you that you have not been given a Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) Award. Unfortunately, our funds are limited and we are unable to assist as many candidates as we would like. Your data will be held on file and used to consider you for any other LSE scholarships offered by the School for which you are eligible. There is more information about these awards at: lse.ac.uk/MscFinancialSupport. If you are successful in obtaining another LSE award, we will notify you in writing by the end of July 2018 at the latest."[/quote]

So that‘s about 6th time this year on the forum that people say they didn‘t get it - I would really love to see the person who got some funding through the GSS - it must be a really lucky someone...
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Andreina
Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.

Congratulations!! One question: the language requirement condition is that you need to take the IELTS or get a better grade at the Toefl? (the minimun is 109) I also took the Toefl, but got exactly 109. Anyways, good luck with that and congratulations again!
[quote]Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
[/quote]
Congratulations!! One question: the language requirement condition is that you need to take the IELTS or get a better grade at the Toefl? (the minimun is 109) I also took the Toefl, but got exactly 109. Anyways, good luck with that and congratulations again!
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LegalLife
Hi guys. I'm new here. I would like to apply to LLM at LSE but wonder if they offer a place to candidates with Upper Second (2:1). If anyone knows, could you please share your opinion on this and other important criterias. Thank you!


I have had instances of that happening as long as the student is placed in the top 1% of the class. However you will need some work experience, strong references and a very good personal statement.
[quote]Hi guys. I'm new here. I would like to apply to LLM at LSE but wonder if they offer a place to candidates with Upper Second (2:1). If anyone knows, could you please share your opinion on this and other important criterias. Thank you! [/quote]

I have had instances of that happening as long as the student is placed in the top 1% of the class. However you will need some work experience, strong references and a very good personal statement.
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kazuo136
Hi everyone. I can confirm that the 8 weeks rule for LSE definitely applies. If you have submitted your application and you still have not heard anything pushing 8 weeks, then it is likely that you have an offer.

I submitted my application on 21st November and I saw the update in the LSE for You system for an unconditional offer today (17th January) although I did not receive any emails at all. Weirdly, the system says that the offer letter was sent out to me on 12th January? So keep checking the system everyday and don't rely on emails. I unfortunately did not receive any financial assistance.

Background:
LLB 1:1 from non-Russell Group university
1.5 years of corporate law firm experience in a lower middle income Asian country

Best of luck to everyone!
Hi everyone. I can confirm that the 8 weeks rule for LSE definitely applies. If you have submitted your application and you still have not heard anything pushing 8 weeks, then it is likely that you have an offer.

I submitted my application on 21st November and I saw the update in the LSE for You system for an unconditional offer today (17th January) although I did not receive any emails at all. Weirdly, the system says that the offer letter was sent out to me on 12th January? So keep checking the system everyday and don't rely on emails. I unfortunately did not receive any financial assistance.

Background:
LLB 1:1 from non-Russell Group university
1.5 years of corporate law firm experience in a lower middle income Asian country

Best of luck to everyone!
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jacosi
Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.

Congratulations!! One question: the language requirement condition is that you need to take the IELTS or get a better grade at the Toefl? (the minimun is 109) I also took the Toefl, but got exactly 109. Anyways, good luck with that and congratulations again!


Thank you! I have to choose between those two options "You are required to pass the IELTS with 7.5 overall (and at least 7.0 in listening and writing and 6.5 in reading and speaking) or an equivalent alternative, see lse.ac.uk/graduateEnglish."
[quote][quote]Hi everyone. Just to share information with other applicants, I applied to the traditional LLM of LSE on November 14 and today I received a conditional offer. I graduated top 7% from one of the best law schools in Chile, I have been teaching assistant in my law school for more than 9 years, I have been working almost 4 years in the biggest law firm of Chile (Corporate/M&A team)and had some good recommendations. The condition that I have to meet is the language requirement; since my first options are in the US (I have not heard about any other application yet), I didn’t take the IELTS, just the Toefl (104).

All the best wishes for all the applicants.
[/quote]
Congratulations!! One question: the language requirement condition is that you need to take the IELTS or get a better grade at the Toefl? (the minimun is 109) I also took the Toefl, but got exactly 109. Anyways, good luck with that and congratulations again! [/quote]

Thank you! I have to choose between those two options "You are required to pass the IELTS with 7.5 overall (and at least 7.0 in listening and writing and 6.5 in reading and speaking) or an equivalent alternative, see lse.ac.uk/graduateEnglish."
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jacosi
Hi everyone. I can confirm that the 8 weeks rule for LSE definitely applies. If you have submitted your application and you still have not heard anything pushing 8 weeks, then it is likely that you have an offer.

I submitted my application on 21st November and I saw the update in the LSE for You system for an unconditional offer today (17th January) although I did not receive any emails at all. Weirdly, the system says that the offer letter was sent out to me on 12th January? So keep checking the system everyday and don't rely on emails. I unfortunately did not receive any financial assistance.

Background:
LLB 1:1 from non-Russell Group university
1.5 years of corporate law firm experience in a lower middle income Asian country

Best of luck to everyone!


The offer letter is sent by normal mail to your address, that's why it was sent a few days ago (I received the offer on the 14th and it says that the offer was sent by mail on the 10th). I also received the e-mail one day after, on the 15th.
[quote]Hi everyone. I can confirm that the 8 weeks rule for LSE definitely applies. If you have submitted your application and you still have not heard anything pushing 8 weeks, then it is likely that you have an offer.

I submitted my application on 21st November and I saw the update in the LSE for You system for an unconditional offer today (17th January) although I did not receive any emails at all. Weirdly, the system says that the offer letter was sent out to me on 12th January? So keep checking the system everyday and don't rely on emails. I unfortunately did not receive any financial assistance.

Background:
LLB 1:1 from non-Russell Group university
1.5 years of corporate law firm experience in a lower middle income Asian country

Best of luck to everyone![/quote]

The offer letter is sent by normal mail to your address, that's why it was sent a few days ago (I received the offer on the 14th and it says that the offer was sent by mail on the 10th). I also received the e-mail one day after, on the 15th.
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dnunes
Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance!
Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance!
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M.V.
Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance!



May I ask you when your application was deemed complete?

[Edited by M.V. on Jan 17, 2018]

[quote]Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance![/quote]


May I ask you when your application was deemed complete?
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dnunes
Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance!



May I ask you when your application was deemed complete?


Sure, I received the complete application e-mail on November 15th and the offer came on January 15th.
[quote][quote]Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance![/quote]


May I ask you when your application was deemed complete?[/quote]

Sure, I received the complete application e-mail on November 15th and the offer came on January 15th.
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M.V.
Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance!



May I ask you when your application was deemed complete?


Sure, I received the complete application e-mail on November 15th and the offer came on January 15th.



Thanks! And congratulations on receiving the offer.
[quote][quote][quote]Hey, guys. I just received an offer from LSE, which took about 8 weeks from the day I sent my application.

The offer is conditional because they say I have to send them official proof of my academic degrees (LLB and LLM). However, I had sent them all the transcripts and certificates related to the degrees, electronically, so I didn't understand this condition. Is anyone in a similar situation?

LSE has also asked me to pass the IELTS - my overall score in TOEFL was 110, which is better than the overall score LSE requires in the IELTS, but in the writing section I scored 26, which is slightly lower than the score they want in this section, 27. Do you know if in this case LSE accepts that we attend an English summer course there instead of taking another English exam?

Tks in advance![/quote]


May I ask you when your application was deemed complete?[/quote]

Sure, I received the complete application e-mail on November 15th and the offer came on January 15th.[/quote]



Thanks! And congratulations on receiving the offer.
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