Gap year reapplicants for L101 BSc Economics

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Dear London School of Economics,

This freedom of information request regards the L101 BSc Economics course. I would like to know the number of applicants who applied again after receiving and rejecting an offer in a previous year for 2018, 2019 and 2020. An example of a student who may do this is someone who applies, gets an offer from LSE for Economics but is rejected from University X, so they take a gap year to reapply to University X. Therefore, they reject their offer. I would then like to know for the same years how many offers were given to these applicants in their second round of applications. More generally, I would like to know whether LSE discriminates against an Economics candidate who does not take an offer but then reapplies again.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Smith

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GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Alex,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find below the information you requested.

Students that decline offer in their first application and apply the following year for L101 BSc Economics:
2020 (applied first in 2019) = One application, no offers.
2019 (applied first in 2018) = No applications.
2018 (applied first in 2017) = Two applications, one offer.

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