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crimlawyer

From what I have seen, the fastest results have been rejections. Some people are accepted rather quickly also. A very long wait, which is gradually becoming my case seems to be a sign of bad news too...

I hope at least the last of my theories is proved wrong,

From what I have seen, the fastest results have been rejections. Some people are accepted rather quickly also. A very long wait, which is gradually becoming my case seems to be a sign of bad news too...

I hope at least the last of my theories is proved wrong,
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Northerner

I also hope that your last theory is wrong! You're certainly not alone in a long wait: my application was (apparently) sent for consideration on Nov. 10!

I also hope that your last theory is wrong! You're certainly not alone in a long wait: my application was (apparently) sent for consideration on Nov. 10!
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hada

I'm finding other people's experience with the long wait rather odd. I was admitted exactly 8 weeks (not even 8 weeks..23 Dec my letter is dated, although didn't receive it until the 5th Jan).

I'm an overseas candidate (Ireland), well not terribly over seas, but you get the idea!

I'm finding other people's experience with the long wait rather odd. I was admitted exactly 8 weeks (not even 8 weeks..23 Dec my letter is dated, although didn't receive it until the 5th Jan).

I'm an overseas candidate (Ireland), well not terribly over seas, but you get the idea!
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xdude

Its really strange that there are people who waited for 8 weeks or may be more, have not heard anything from LSE, whereas in my case..I heard from them in 2 weeks time, though the news was nothing gr8, a WAIT LIST (which all of you know now)...
Its surprising how they function....Nothing can be predicted.

Anyways, as they say I will also hang in for another 6 weeks till they come out with the final decision on my application. Who knows, it might be more than 6 weeks also...

Its really strange that there are people who waited for 8 weeks or may be more, have not heard anything from LSE, whereas in my case..I heard from them in 2 weeks time, though the news was nothing gr8, a WAIT LIST (which all of you know now)...
Its surprising how they function....Nothing can be predicted.

Anyways, as they say I will also hang in for another 6 weeks till they come out with the final decision on my application. Who knows, it might be more than 6 weeks also...

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Farmer

That's exactly my thought too. Initially I thought it has got something to do with overseas vs. local students (i.e. the latter would get a quicker reply) but this doesn't look like the case judging from what some are saying here...

That's exactly my thought too. Initially I thought it has got something to do with overseas vs. local students (i.e. the latter would get a quicker reply) but this doesn't look like the case judging from what some are saying here...
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Angelnel

Hi my status changed yesterday and it says the following:

A decision has been made on this choice and is being processed. Processing involves checking by a senior member of staff, and occasionally verification of one or more details by your Department. Most decisions will be finalised and appear here within one or two working days (remember to allow for weekends!), however if we require clarification from the Department your status will remain unchanged for longer periods. No further information is available until all checks have been completed, and the decision will be posted here first.

I submitted my application on the 14th of December. I am a LSE Alumni.

Hi my status changed yesterday and it says the following:

A decision has been made on this choice and is being processed. Processing involves checking by a senior member of staff, and occasionally verification of one or more details by your Department. Most decisions will be finalised and appear here within one or two working days (remember to allow for weekends!), however if we require clarification from the Department your status will remain unchanged for longer periods. No further information is available until all checks have been completed, and the decision will be posted here first.

I submitted my application on the 14th of December. I am a LSE Alumni.
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inspired

Thanx

Thanx
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xdude

I received a conditional offer around mid january. I asked my referee to send an original reference as they asked and and one week ago I sent my transcripts. Today I received the following message:

"I am writing to confirm that we have recently received the following items:
First reference.
However, the following conditions are still outstanding:
You must provide official proof of your degree or other main qualification results.
A new copy of your transcript. We require an original or certified copy."

What does it mean "a new copy of your transcript"? Do you think they didn't accept the one I sent one week ago? Or it is just an automatic message? I find "the new" quite strange...


There is no harm in communicating with them and getting a clear understanding of what has gone wrong. I think you should write to them explaining that you have alreadys sent your transcripts to them. Give them the details of the courier etc.

If they still cant find your transcripts then hurry up and get new ones done fast.

I dont think that they have not accepted your previous transcripts. Am sure you would have sent the right one like (in English or if its not in english then with an interpretation in English)
You may be right that it could be an automatic message, but wat if you were wrong...so i think u must communicate and figure out wat has gone wrong immediately.

All the best and congrats for the offer

<blockquote>I received a conditional offer around mid january. I asked my referee to send an original reference as they asked and and one week ago I sent my transcripts. Today I received the following message:

"I am writing to confirm that we have recently received the following items:
First reference.
However, the following conditions are still outstanding:
You must provide official proof of your degree or other main qualification results.
A new copy of your transcript. We require an original or certified copy."

What does it mean "a new copy of your transcript"? Do you think they didn't accept the one I sent one week ago? Or it is just an automatic message? I find "the new" quite strange...</blockquote>

There is no harm in communicating with them and getting a clear understanding of what has gone wrong. I think you should write to them explaining that you have alreadys sent your transcripts to them. Give them the details of the courier etc.

If they still cant find your transcripts then hurry up and get new ones done fast.

I dont think that they have not accepted your previous transcripts. Am sure you would have sent the right one like (in English or if its not in english then with an interpretation in English)
You may be right that it could be an automatic message, but wat if you were wrong...so i think u must communicate and figure out wat has gone wrong immediately.

All the best and congrats for the offer
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elkid

Hi I'm new here... I just wanted to ask if it is normal not to have a decision 13 weeks after the appication is complete...
I sent my application to LSE on November 3, 2008 and I havn't got an answer yet... Should I contact the addmissions office?

Hi I'm new here... I just wanted to ask if it is normal not to have a decision 13 weeks after the appication is complete...
I sent my application to LSE on November 3, 2008 and I havn't got an answer yet... Should I contact the addmissions office?
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I m also in a similar position. Its now almost 10 weeks since my application went complete, but there is still no decision. With so many people already being admissted and even being wait listed.... are they just waiting to say "no"?

I m also in a similar position. Its now almost 10 weeks since my application went complete, but there is still no decision. With so many people already being admissted and even being wait listed.... are they just waiting to say "no"?
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crimlawyer

I got this idea. It seemed good to me. Probably different specialisms are analysed by different people, with different timeframes.

I have been waiting for 11 weeks now, and my specialism is criminology and criminal justice.

I got this idea. It seemed good to me. Probably different specialisms are analysed by different people, with different timeframes.

I have been waiting for 11 weeks now, and my specialism is criminology and criminal justice.
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OpinioJuri...

A reasonable time frame for a decision to arrive is 10 weeks. Beyond that, it may be a good idea to make an enquiry on whether the Graduate Admissions Committee received the documents you sent last November (or whether they still require you to submit additional documents to support your application). Good luck.

A reasonable time frame for a decision to arrive is 10 weeks. Beyond that, it may be a good idea to make an enquiry on whether the Graduate Admissions Committee received the documents you sent last November (or whether they still require you to submit additional documents to support your application). Good luck.
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Farmer

I think it is worth calling the Graduate Office to find out about the status of your "over-8-weeks" application.

Did everyone complete the "Graduate Support Scheme" application? - I haven't submitted that yet (since I work at the moment, I don't think they will grant me any subsidy). While the website says that admission and the GSS are independent, I wonder if the failure to submit the GSS warrant a longer wait...

I think it is worth calling the Graduate Office to find out about the status of your "over-8-weeks" application.

Did everyone complete the "Graduate Support Scheme" application? - I haven't submitted that yet (since I work at the moment, I don't think they will grant me any subsidy). While the website says that admission and the GSS are independent, I wonder if the failure to submit the GSS warrant a longer wait...

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crimlawyer

I called them. They said I will have a result this week.

I called them. They said I will have a result this week.

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xdude

I think it is worth calling the Graduate Office to find out about the status of your "over-8-weeks" application.

Did everyone complete the "Graduate Support Scheme" application? - I haven't submitted that yet (since I work at the moment, I don't think they will grant me any subsidy). While the website says that admission and the GSS are independent, I wonder if the failure to submit the GSS warrant a longer wait...



I suggest that you immediately submit the same, as in my case too, I hadnt submitted the same on the day I applied, thinking that GSS is independent and will not delay the application processing. However, after 10 days of my application submission, I got an email reminder on GSS and once I submitted it, I got a decision on my application within 1 week. If you plan not to avail the funding, you need to notify them also.

Its not a very tedious form, so pls fill it up ASAP....

Let me quote the email from LSE on GSS

"Your application is currently under consideration for M3U1 Master of Laws. You have started but not submitted the Graduate Support Scheme application form which is linked to your record on the online application tracking system: www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/apply/trackYourApplication.htm. We are unable to consider you for Financial Support from the School until we receive this completed form, so please take time to submit it as soon as possible. Information on all aspects of Financial Support at LSE can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/financialSupportOffice/

We look forward to receiving your GSS application soon.

If you do not wish to receive further reminder emails, please complete the following form http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/howDoI/GSSunsubscribe.htm

Kind regards,
LSE Financial Support Office

<blockquote>I think it is worth calling the Graduate Office to find out about the status of your "over-8-weeks" application.

Did everyone complete the "Graduate Support Scheme" application? - I haven't submitted that yet (since I work at the moment, I don't think they will grant me any subsidy). While the website says that admission and the GSS are independent, I wonder if the failure to submit the GSS warrant a longer wait...

</blockquote>

I suggest that you immediately submit the same, as in my case too, I hadnt submitted the same on the day I applied, thinking that GSS is independent and will not delay the application processing. However, after 10 days of my application submission, I got an email reminder on GSS and once I submitted it, I got a decision on my application within 1 week. If you plan not to avail the funding, you need to notify them also.

Its not a very tedious form, so pls fill it up ASAP....

Let me quote the email from LSE on GSS

"Your application is currently under consideration for M3U1 Master of Laws. You have started but not submitted the Graduate Support Scheme application form which is linked to your record on the online application tracking system: www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/apply/trackYourApplication.htm. We are unable to consider you for Financial Support from the School until we receive this completed form, so please take time to submit it as soon as possible. Information on all aspects of Financial Support at LSE can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/financialSupportOffice/

We look forward to receiving your GSS application soon.

If you do not wish to receive further reminder emails, please complete the following form http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/howDoI/GSSunsubscribe.htm

Kind regards,
LSE Financial Support Office
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Skal

I think it is worth calling the Graduate Office to find out about the status of your "over-8-weeks" application.

Did everyone complete the "Graduate Support Scheme" application? - I haven't submitted that yet (since I work at the moment, I don't think they will grant me any subsidy). While the website says that admission and the GSS are independent, I wonder if the failure to submit the GSS warrant a longer wait...



I suggest that you immediately submit the same, as in my case too, I hadnt submitted the same on the day I applied, thinking that GSS is independent and will not delay the application processing. However, after 10 days of my application submission, I got an email reminder on GSS and once I submitted it, I got a decision on my application within 1 week. If you plan not to avail the funding, you need to notify them also.

Its not a very tedious form, so pls fill it up ASAP....

Let me quote the email from LSE on GSS

"Your application is currently under consideration for M3U1 Master of Laws. You have started but not submitted the Graduate Support Scheme application form which is linked to your record on the online application tracking system: www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/apply/trackYourApplication.htm. We are unable to consider you for Financial Support from the School until we receive this completed form, so please take time to submit it as soon as possible. Information on all aspects of Financial Support at LSE can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/financialSupportOffice/

We look forward to receiving your GSS application soon.

If you do not wish to receive further reminder emails, please complete the following form http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/howDoI/GSSunsubscribe.htm

Kind regards,
LSE Financial Support Office


Can we submit GSS application after the decision on the main application?

<blockquote><blockquote>I think it is worth calling the Graduate Office to find out about the status of your "over-8-weeks" application.

Did everyone complete the "Graduate Support Scheme" application? - I haven't submitted that yet (since I work at the moment, I don't think they will grant me any subsidy). While the website says that admission and the GSS are independent, I wonder if the failure to submit the GSS warrant a longer wait...

</blockquote>

I suggest that you immediately submit the same, as in my case too, I hadnt submitted the same on the day I applied, thinking that GSS is independent and will not delay the application processing. However, after 10 days of my application submission, I got an email reminder on GSS and once I submitted it, I got a decision on my application within 1 week. If you plan not to avail the funding, you need to notify them also.

Its not a very tedious form, so pls fill it up ASAP....

Let me quote the email from LSE on GSS

"Your application is currently under consideration for M3U1 Master of Laws. You have started but not submitted the Graduate Support Scheme application form which is linked to your record on the online application tracking system: www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/apply/trackYourApplication.htm. We are unable to consider you for Financial Support from the School until we receive this completed form, so please take time to submit it as soon as possible. Information on all aspects of Financial Support at LSE can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/financialSupportOffice/

We look forward to receiving your GSS application soon.

If you do not wish to receive further reminder emails, please complete the following form http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/howDoI/GSSunsubscribe.htm

Kind regards,
LSE Financial Support Office</blockquote>

Can we submit GSS application after the decision on the main application?
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xdude

Have no idea...check with them!!!!

Have no idea...check with them!!!!
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Santa

Anybody knows whether LSE accepts delays in acceptance of their offers?

I've received the offer, but I must confirm it within six weeks. This is in three weeks.

A little fast because I'm still waiting for a lot of other applications.

Anybody knows whether LSE accepts delays in acceptance of their offers?

I've received the offer, but I must confirm it within six weeks. This is in three weeks.

A little fast because I'm still waiting for a lot of other applications.
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jaspion

From their FAQ

"Graduate Admissions

When do I send you my offer reply form?

You should return the offer reply form as soon as possible. We encourage you to return it within six weeks of receiving your offer pack, but do not worry if this is not possible, just send it to us when you can. You do not need to wait for confirmation of your degree results or scholarship applications. If we do not hear from you within this time, an email reminder will be sent to you. This will be sent automatically, so do not worry if you have already informed us that you intend to take up your place.

If you forget to return the form, DO NOT PANIC! Your offer will not be withdrawn.

Please return the form to us as soon as you can. You do not need to tell us you will be sending it. Please do not send a faxed copy, we will not accept it as it will not contain a scanable photo. Just send the original when you can.

As soon as you acceptance form is received and processed it will be visible on your application tracker under the section "status of application"."

From their FAQ

"Graduate Admissions

When do I send you my offer reply form?

You should return the offer reply form as soon as possible. We encourage you to return it within six weeks of receiving your offer pack, but do not worry if this is not possible, just send it to us when you can. You do not need to wait for confirmation of your degree results or scholarship applications. If we do not hear from you within this time, an email reminder will be sent to you. This will be sent automatically, so do not worry if you have already informed us that you intend to take up your place.

If you forget to return the form, DO NOT PANIC! Your offer will not be withdrawn.

Please return the form to us as soon as you can. You do not need to tell us you will be sending it. Please do not send a faxed copy, we will not accept it as it will not contain a scanable photo. Just send the original when you can.

As soon as you acceptance form is received and processed it will be visible on your application tracker under the section "status of application"."
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Santa

Indeed, thanks!!!!

Indeed, thanks!!!!
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