LSE Decisions & Awards


Catullus
Hello all, was wondering whether anyone has heard back from the LSE just yet. It looks like they've completed at least their first round of offers.

Yesterday I was offered a place but not given a graduate merit award. What does one have to do to get such a thing?

Best of luck to all.

ave atque vale,

Catullus.
Hello all, was wondering whether anyone has heard back from the LSE just yet. It looks like they've completed at least their first round of offers.

Yesterday I was offered a place but not given a graduate merit award. What does one have to do to get such a thing?

Best of luck to all.

ave atque vale,

Catullus.
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Hi Catullus,

Just got an offer from LSE. I'm a bit confused about how the award system works. Next to the box "Graduate Merit Award" on my webtracker it says:

"On the basis of the standard of your application and academic experience to date, you are eligible to apply for one of the limited awards from the Graduate Support Scheme"

Does that mean they decided to give me a Graduate Merit Award, or that I still have to apply for one via the Graduate Support Scheme?

Oh well, happy about the offer :) ...

El Duderino
Hi Catullus,

Just got an offer from LSE. I'm a bit confused about how the award system works. Next to the box "Graduate Merit Award" on my webtracker it says:

"On the basis of the standard of your application and academic experience to date, you are eligible to apply for one of the limited awards from the Graduate Support Scheme"

Does that mean they decided to give me a Graduate Merit Award, or that I still have to apply for one via the Graduate Support Scheme?

Oh well, happy about the offer :) ...

El Duderino
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Senator
Hey guys,
I also just received my offer from LSE!!! See you there perhaps??
Hey guys,
I also just received my offer from LSE!!! See you there perhaps??

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I can't believe I'm actually posting on this site. I find that these sites tend to only exacerbate the inherent stress and anxiety associated with applying to schools, and historically I've avoided them like the plague. But I'll fully admit I've been sucked in, for reasons I will describe just now.

I applied to the LL.M. program at LSE for 2006-2007. I believe I got my application in right before the final deadline, which if memory services was on or about January 15, 2006. I was accepted (without a GME) around early March. For a number of financial and professional reasons, I decided not to go to LSE this past fall. I applied for a deferral but was (surprisingly) denied (I thought I had a very good reason - interning at an international tribunal). I then "re-instated" my application for 2007-2008. I re-used all the materials I had for my previous year (I figured "why change what works?") and faxed my reinstatement fee on Nov. 2, 2006.

It is now January 12, 2007 and I still have not heard from the LSE, despite the fact that apparently they have already started giving out offers. I note that the "typical" wait time is 8 weeks, and by my count I am now going on about 10 weeks (though I realize there is Christmas vacation to factor in there). In light of this circumstance, any help with the following questions would be welcome:

1) might i have screwed myself by not updating any of my personal information? I did not even tell the L.S.E. about my significant professional experience this past year, because, again, i figured if they let me in last year when I submitted a half-assed application right before deadline, I stood a very good chance of being re-admitted based on the same materials if I got my application in in early November. Might the admissions people have perceived my failure to update my file as a sign of arrogance? I will admit I will be surprised i did not take the LSE re-application very seriously, and am wondering whether I may have burned myself as a result.

2) Is there a time after which it is advisable to contact admissions to see what the hell is up? I mean, if i don't hear anything by the end of january we're looking at about 12 weeks. And I suppose there is also the theoretical possibility that my application has simply been lost in the shuffle, and a computer website will never be able to tell me aobut that. Also, how much weight should i consider the impact of the christmas break interruption?

3) Is anyone in a similar position to me (i.e. waiting about 10 weeks now)?

4) Does anyone have any reliable info on what the notification schedule is like?

Thanks
I can't believe I'm actually posting on this site. I find that these sites tend to only exacerbate the inherent stress and anxiety associated with applying to schools, and historically I've avoided them like the plague. But I'll fully admit I've been sucked in, for reasons I will describe just now.

I applied to the LL.M. program at LSE for 2006-2007. I believe I got my application in right before the final deadline, which if memory services was on or about January 15, 2006. I was accepted (without a GME) around early March. For a number of financial and professional reasons, I decided not to go to LSE this past fall. I applied for a deferral but was (surprisingly) denied (I thought I had a very good reason - interning at an international tribunal). I then "re-instated" my application for 2007-2008. I re-used all the materials I had for my previous year (I figured "why change what works?") and faxed my reinstatement fee on Nov. 2, 2006.

It is now January 12, 2007 and I still have not heard from the LSE, despite the fact that apparently they have already started giving out offers. I note that the "typical" wait time is 8 weeks, and by my count I am now going on about 10 weeks (though I realize there is Christmas vacation to factor in there). In light of this circumstance, any help with the following questions would be welcome:

1) might i have screwed myself by not updating any of my personal information? I did not even tell the L.S.E. about my significant professional experience this past year, because, again, i figured if they let me in last year when I submitted a half-assed application right before deadline, I stood a very good chance of being re-admitted based on the same materials if I got my application in in early November. Might the admissions people have perceived my failure to update my file as a sign of arrogance? I will admit I will be surprised i did not take the LSE re-application very seriously, and am wondering whether I may have burned myself as a result.

2) Is there a time after which it is advisable to contact admissions to see what the hell is up? I mean, if i don't hear anything by the end of january we're looking at about 12 weeks. And I suppose there is also the theoretical possibility that my application has simply been lost in the shuffle, and a computer website will never be able to tell me aobut that. Also, how much weight should i consider the impact of the christmas break interruption?

3) Is anyone in a similar position to me (i.e. waiting about 10 weeks now)?

4) Does anyone have any reliable info on what the notification schedule is like?

Thanks

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Oh yes, a follow-up question: does the LSE really conduct admissions in "rounds" as opposed to day-by-day and if so, should I assume that my failure to be notified so far means that I was not admitted in the first "round" of admissions? I mean, given the number of applicants i suppose it must take time to individually enter each result in the system.
Oh yes, a follow-up question: does the LSE really conduct admissions in "rounds" as opposed to day-by-day and if so, should I assume that my failure to be notified so far means that I was not admitted in the first "round" of admissions? I mean, given the number of applicants i suppose it must take time to individually enter each result in the system.

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annmjose
mine says decision taken....but still processing it???...did anyone of u have such a status i ur applicationtracking system???
mine says decision taken....but still processing it???...did anyone of u have such a status i ur applicationtracking system???
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Hey annmjose,

The same thing happened to me. In my case, they put their final decision on the tracking system the following day.

Hope that helps,

El Duderino
Hey annmjose,

The same thing happened to me. In my case, they put their final decision on the tracking system the following day.

Hope that helps,

El Duderino
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dion
mine says decision taken....but still processing it???...did anyone of u have such a status i ur applicationtracking system???



I have the same status for one working day. Today they give me an offer. So I believe that you have a response soon.
<blockquote>mine says decision taken....but still processing it???...did anyone of u have such a status i ur applicationtracking system???</blockquote>


I have the same status for one working day. Today they give me an offer. So I believe that you have a response soon.



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FleurDuMal
Well, I got an offer on Thursday. I was shocked, to say the least. I was one of those "apply as soon as possible, think later" sort of applicants who simply sent applications off to what I regarded as the best law schools ASAP, and am now only thinking about where I want to go!! I've got offers from King's College (where I'm doing my undergrad at now), and LSE, but am still waiting on Oxford and Cambridge. To be honest, I don't actually like the Oxford or Cambridge courses because they don't really let you specialise at LLM level. So if I got an offer from either of those, I'd really be in a pickle as LSE is hugely attractive given that its in London, has a very international character, and a very active student body, but you can't argue with the reputation of Oxbridge (can you?).

What are you guys thinking of specialising in (if anything at all)?
Well, I got an offer on Thursday. I was shocked, to say the least. I was one of those "apply as soon as possible, think later" sort of applicants who simply sent applications off to what I regarded as the best law schools ASAP, and am now only thinking about where I want to go!! I've got offers from King's College (where I'm doing my undergrad at now), and LSE, but am still waiting on Oxford and Cambridge. To be honest, I don't actually like the Oxford or Cambridge courses because they don't really let you specialise at LLM level. So if I got an offer from either of those, I'd really be in a pickle as LSE is hugely attractive given that its in London, has a very international character, and a very active student body, but you can't argue with the reputation of Oxbridge (can you?).

What are you guys thinking of specialising in (if anything at all)?
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joe2006
I also got an offer from LSE last week! Very excited. I would hope to specialize in international law.

Does anyone have a rough idea of what it would cost to live in London while doing the LLM (including living costs, tuition, expenses, etc.)?

Joe
I also got an offer from LSE last week! Very excited. I would hope to specialize in international law.

Does anyone have a rough idea of what it would cost to live in London while doing the LLM (including living costs, tuition, expenses, etc.)?

Joe
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FleurDuMal
I also got an offer from LSE last week! Very excited. I would hope to specialize in international law.

Does anyone have a rough idea of what it would cost to live in London while doing the LLM (including living costs, tuition, expenses, etc.)?

Joe


Well, I've lived in London for almost three years now, and from my experience all I can say is a very unhelpful "It depends".

I'm living in a very small room, and am paying £80/week for it. Rent is very high in London - especially if you want to live somewhere quite central which has good transport links. The best thing to do is learn how to live in a very small space.

Travel is also pricey. I pay £60/month for unlimited travel on buses and tube. For half that you could travel on just buses, but I find it simply takes too long and the extra £30 is well worth the lack of stress.

Apart from that, it depends entirely on you. I survive on noodles and pasta, and never buy lunch out, so I only spend £15-20 a week on food. But you might have more expensive tastes. Also, going out can be expensive if you don't know where to go and just head straight for Leicester Square. Student Unions are your friends - quite often free entry and cheap drinks (depending whats on special).
<blockquote>I also got an offer from LSE last week! Very excited. I would hope to specialize in international law.

Does anyone have a rough idea of what it would cost to live in London while doing the LLM (including living costs, tuition, expenses, etc.)?

Joe</blockquote>

Well, I've lived in London for almost three years now, and from my experience all I can say is a very unhelpful "It depends".

I'm living in a very small room, and am paying £80/week for it. Rent is very high in London - especially if you want to live somewhere quite central which has good transport links. The best thing to do is learn how to live in a very small space.

Travel is also pricey. I pay £60/month for unlimited travel on buses and tube. For half that you could travel on just buses, but I find it simply takes too long and the extra £30 is well worth the lack of stress.

Apart from that, it depends entirely on you. I survive on noodles and pasta, and never buy lunch out, so I only spend £15-20 a week on food. But you might have more expensive tastes. Also, going out can be expensive if you don't know where to go and just head straight for Leicester Square. Student Unions are your friends - quite often free entry and cheap drinks (depending whats on special).
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Hi,

For the folks that have received offers- congratulations! Just wondering when you all submittted your application. I'm getting a bit anxious.

thanks,
AB
Hi,

For the folks that have received offers- congratulations! Just wondering when you all submittted your application. I'm getting a bit anxious.

thanks,
AB
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joe2006
I got an email from LSE on Nov. 30 saying my file was complete and then received the offer on Jan 10. I think it is still early on in the process, so I wouldn't get too anxious yet. I don't fully understand how they go about making offers to people, but for all we know, they just haven't got to the pile containing your application yet. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
I got an email from LSE on Nov. 30 saying my file was complete and then received the offer on Jan 10. I think it is still early on in the process, so I wouldn't get too anxious yet. I don't fully understand how they go about making offers to people, but for all we know, they just haven't got to the pile containing your application yet. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
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MAB
Hi guys! I was also accepted today:) Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting on a decision! Hope to see you all at the LSE:)
Hi guys! I was also accepted today:) Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting on a decision! Hope to see you all at the LSE:)
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FleurDuMal
If their postgraduate procedure is anything like their undergraduate procedure, they will give out a few offers quite early, and then leave it right till the last minute to give out the rest.

On the other hand, another theory is that they'll make another round of offers in about two months time. On my offer it said I should reply in 6 weeks as to whether I accept the offer. So they may be waiting to see how many people accept/decline their offers before going on to make more?
If their postgraduate procedure is anything like their undergraduate procedure, they will give out a few offers quite early, and then leave it right till the last minute to give out the rest.

On the other hand, another theory is that they'll make another round of offers in about two months time. On my offer it said I should reply in 6 weeks as to whether I accept the offer. So they may be waiting to see how many people accept/decline their offers before going on to make more?
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annmjose
got my offer finally....but no schol
got my offer finally....but no schol
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OK, so I got the "A decision has been made on this choice and is being processed" message yesterday, but today that message is still on my Application Tracker. Next to the message it says "Most decisions will be finalised and appear here in one working day. Occasionally decisions have to be returned to departments for clarification in which your status will remain unchanged for longer." Does anyone have any insight as to what exactly might require "clarification" from the department? Isn't it a simple "yes" or "no"?
OK, so I got the "A decision has been made on this choice and is being processed" message yesterday, but today that message is still on my Application Tracker. Next to the message it says "Most decisions will be finalised and appear here in one working day. Occasionally decisions have to be returned to departments for clarification in which your status will remain unchanged for longer." Does anyone have any insight as to what exactly might require "clarification" from the department? Isn't it a simple "yes" or "no"?
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MAB
As far as I am aware, a clarification is usually ( or mostly) required when an offer is conditional. They return documents to the department to make clarifications about the conditions. It happened to a couple of friends of mine.

However, I had exactly the same status (expressed in the same way) for a day, then I was made an unconditional offer. Hopefully, you will get yours too. Good Luck!!
As far as I am aware, a clarification is usually ( or mostly) required when an offer is conditional. They return documents to the department to make clarifications about the conditions. It happened to a couple of friends of mine.

However, I had exactly the same status (expressed in the same way) for a day, then I was made an unconditional offer. Hopefully, you will get yours too. Good Luck!!
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annmjose
OK, so I got the "A decision has been made on this choice and is being processed" message yesterday, but today that message is still on my Application Tracker. Next to the message it says "Most decisions will be finalised and appear here in one working day. Occasionally decisions have to be returned to departments for clarification in which your status will remain unchanged for longer." Does anyone have any insight as to what exactly might require "clarification" from the department? Isn't it a simple "yes" or "no"?


hey i had the same status for 3-4 days, but then got a conditional offer, so hope for the best!!!
<blockquote>OK, so I got the "A decision has been made on this choice and is being processed" message yesterday, but today that message is still on my Application Tracker. Next to the message it says "Most decisions will be finalised and appear here in one working day. Occasionally decisions have to be returned to departments for clarification in which your status will remain unchanged for longer." Does anyone have any insight as to what exactly might require "clarification" from the department? Isn't it a simple "yes" or "no"?</blockquote>

hey i had the same status for 3-4 days, but then got a conditional offer, so hope for the best!!!
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Any insight as to what type of condition we might be talking about here? I am not currently enrolled in school, so it can't be that they want to see my final marks. And this is a re-instatement of an application from last year that was unconditional. Might they want to know what i've been up to the past year? Any insight as to other common conditions?
Any insight as to what type of condition we might be talking about here? I am not currently enrolled in school, so it can't be that they want to see my final marks. And this is a re-instatement of an application from last year that was unconditional. Might they want to know what i've been up to the past year? Any insight as to other common conditions?
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