LSE applicants 2013/2014


Cinderelle
Last year, most offers came in January-February, first offers were sent in mid December.
Last year, most offers came in January-February, first offers were sent in mid December.
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blade09
Hi there,

I submitted my application end of November.. looking forward to a response. I'm getting a bit paranoid so could someone confirm for me that the three years of post-law school work experience is only required for the executive llm program?
Hi there,

I submitted my application end of November.. looking forward to a response. I'm getting a bit paranoid so could someone confirm for me that the three years of post-law school work experience is only required for the executive llm program?
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Hi, I have a friend doing the LLM that did so straight out of finishing the LLB.
I applied towards the end of November, there was a problem with one of my references so still waiting for that to be processed. Looking forward to a response!
Hi, I have a friend doing the LLM that did so straight out of finishing the LLB.
I applied towards the end of November, there was a problem with one of my references so still waiting for that to be processed. Looking forward to a response!
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i have submitted my online application today and my letters of reference had reached them on 15th as per the tracking system of the courier service. I am very late? will my chances be affected quite adversely?
i have submitted my online application today and my letters of reference had reached them on 15th as per the tracking system of the courier service. I am very late? will my chances be affected quite adversely?
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taxllm1314
Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.
Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.
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Eppendorf
Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.


They should absolutely waive it.

116 is a top score (within the top 5 percentile, if I reckon correctly). Noone reaching that score will lose his ability to speak English at college level within a period of 2 1/2 years.

And most of all: Congrats!
<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.
</blockquote>

They should absolutely waive it.

116 is a top score (within the top 5 percentile, if I reckon correctly). Noone reaching that score will lose his ability to speak English at college level within a period of 2 1/2 years.

And most of all: Congrats!
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Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.


Congratulations!!!
<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.
</blockquote>

Congratulations!!!
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LLMTJV
Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.



Congratulations on your offer!
I wanted to ask to everyone that has already received an offer it it appears first in the tracker and then they send you an e-mail. I am constantly looking at the tracker, but I don't know if that is the first place where a decision will appear! I completed my application on November 9 and received my forth e mail on November 29, does everyone has similar time frames? I think that taking into account the offers have already been made, my decision will probably be made on January 2013! Best luck to all.
<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.
</blockquote>



Congratulations on your offer!
I wanted to ask to everyone that has already received an offer it it appears first in the tracker and then they send you an e-mail. I am constantly looking at the tracker, but I don't know if that is the first place where a decision will appear! I completed my application on November 9 and received my forth e mail on November 29, does everyone has similar time frames? I think that taking into account the offers have already been made, my decision will probably be made on January 2013! Best luck to all.
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taxllm1314
Thanks a lot!
I used to check the "LSE For You" website nearly every hour to see if my status of application had changed but I eventually gave up. I received the offer by email this morning. It is mentioned that the letter had been sent two days ago, so it is possible that the tracker was already updated two days ago.
All the best!
Thanks a lot!
I used to check the "LSE For You" website nearly every hour to see if my status of application had changed but I eventually gave up. I received the offer by email this morning. It is mentioned that the letter had been sent two days ago, so it is possible that the tracker was already updated two days ago.
All the best!
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924CC
Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.


They told me the very same thing about my TOEFL scores: I took my exam ONE WEEK before the cut-off date of 1st october 2011. Mine are not as high as yours, but I do speak very fluently and hoped speaking with them on the phone would have been enough to convince them that I was fit for an English speaking class, but I had no luck. They even managed to utter an obnoxious comment in the line of "that's a real pity, your english truly is excellent".

I frankly hoped they could be more reasonable at least after an admission offer, but apparently being flexible simply isn't their forte.

Congratulations on those selected!
<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I have just received an offer of admission to the LLM program for the 2013/14 session as a full-time student. Needless to say that I am very pleased about it!
As mentioned before, I received my fourth email on 16 November 2012, so that should give you a timeframe.
The offer is however conditional: I have to re-take the TOEFL test. I passed the test on June 2011 and obtained a score of 116, which is far above the minimum requirement at the LSE. All universities I have contacted (UK and US, including Harvard University) have accepted my TOEFL test report as the test was taken at least two years before the application deadline. LSE declines it because it was taken more than 2 years before the start of the academic year (i.e. 2 years and 3 months after my test). LSE is the only one to have taken such a strict position in that respect. Does anyone believe that this condition might be waived by the LSE? I believe I will easily reach the minimum score again, but I just want to avoid paying an extra EUR 200.
Thanks in advance for your opinion on this, and good luck to all of you waiting for an offer.
</blockquote>

They told me the very same thing about my TOEFL scores: I took my exam ONE WEEK before the cut-off date of 1st october 2011. Mine are not as high as yours, but I do speak very fluently and hoped speaking with them on the phone would have been enough to convince them that I was fit for an English speaking class, but I had no luck. They even managed to utter an obnoxious comment in the line of "that's a real pity, your english truly is excellent".

I frankly hoped they could be more reasonable at least after an admission offer, but apparently being flexible simply isn't their forte.

Congratulations on those selected!
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taxllm1314
That must have been really annoying for you!

Good to know that the email I just sent them is worthless then :)

Oh well, I guess I will take that test again if I have to.
That must have been really annoying for you!

Good to know that the email I just sent them is worthless then :)

Oh well, I guess I will take that test again if I have to.
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Bolivia!
I received an unconditional offer this morning as well (graduated in 2012).
I wasn't very keen to check my status on the application tracker every day so I only found out via e-mail. Oh, and I applied right at the beginning (mid-October).

Good luck everyone!
I received an unconditional offer this morning as well (graduated in 2012).
I wasn't very keen to check my status on the application tracker every day so I only found out via e-mail. Oh, and I applied right at the beginning (mid-October).

Good luck everyone!
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Eppendorf
I received an unconditional offer this morning as well (graduated in 2012).
I wasn't very keen to check my status on the application tracker every day so I only found out via e-mail. Oh, and I applied right at the beginning (mid-October).

Good luck everyone!


Congratulations, Bolivia!

Could you tell us when you submitted your application and when your received the LSE's fourth email?

Best regards.
<blockquote>I received an unconditional offer this morning as well (graduated in 2012).
I wasn't very keen to check my status on the application tracker every day so I only found out via e-mail. Oh, and I applied right at the beginning (mid-October).

Good luck everyone!</blockquote>

Congratulations, Bolivia!

Could you tell us when you submitted your application and when your received the LSE's fourth email?

Best regards.
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924CC
That must have been really annoying for you!

Good to know that the email I just sent them is worthless then :)

Oh well, I guess I will take that test again if I have to.


Your mileage may vary, and you might eventually succeed at obtaining a waiver. Try to speak with them on the phone: fluency can be a substantial asset!
<blockquote>That must have been really annoying for you!

Good to know that the email I just sent them is worthless then :)

Oh well, I guess I will take that test again if I have to.</blockquote>

Your mileage may vary, and you might eventually succeed at obtaining a waiver. Try to speak with them on the phone: fluency can be a substantial asset!
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gbbiselli
Hey guys,

Just received an offer from LSE, but I already accepted the offer from KCL. Anyone in the same situation?

Tks
Hey guys,

Just received an offer from LSE, but I already accepted the offer from KCL. Anyone in the same situation?

Tks
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ShivaniJ.
my online portal says -
Current Application Status - 1st. Preference

what does this mean? I had applied in october but there was a glitch with my reference and it finally got completed on the 7th of December.
my online portal says -
Current Application Status - 1st. Preference

what does this mean? I had applied in october but there was a glitch with my reference and it finally got completed on the 7th of December.
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Alexkos
I might assume that it means that till now you are the most preferable student from your pool (from India, if I'm not wrong). Though, I'm not sure
I might assume that it means that till now you are the most preferable student from your pool (from India, if I'm not wrong). Though, I'm not sure
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taxllm1314
my online portal says -
Current Application Status - 1st. Preference

what does this mean? I had applied in october but there was a glitch with my reference and it finally got completed on the 7th of December.


As a candidate can apply to more than one program, one's application is considered program by program, by order of preference.

So "current application status -1st preference" means that the LSE is currently analysing your application for the first program you applied to. If you are in the same situation as I was, you only applied to the llm program and in such a case, it only means your file is under consideration.

Hope this helps. Best of luck!
<blockquote>my online portal says -
Current Application Status - 1st. Preference

what does this mean? I had applied in october but there was a glitch with my reference and it finally got completed on the 7th of December.
</blockquote>

As a candidate can apply to more than one program, one's application is considered program by program, by order of preference.

So "current application status -1st preference" means that the LSE is currently analysing your application for the first program you applied to. If you are in the same situation as I was, you only applied to the llm program and in such a case, it only means your file is under consideration.

Hope this helps. Best of luck!
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Alexkos
Johleonard

Y r definitely right
Johleonard

Y r definitely right
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ShivaniJ.
Yes. Thank you so much !
Yes. Thank you so much !
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