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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 21:46
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I'm curious as to whether or not I should disclose I have ADHD on my option essay. I was recently diagnosed in the past year. My undergraduate GPA and GMAT are good, but not fantastic. My concern is mainly about some holes in my transcript and one of the GMAT sessions where I essentially bombed. I think having this as an undiagnosed condition, while it did not hinder me from having a successful career, does explain for some blemishes in my academic accomplishments.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 07:01
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On the INSEAD website it says the deadline to provide the certification is June 1 for September intake. So now I am a bit confused. Could you please explain the exact timeframe when the certificate has to be provided if one is to be accepted from the round 1 admissions?

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Hi Waxer,
I have to apology here :oops: . I have double checked the information and you are absolutely right. Admissions extend the deadline for the proof of language to June 1st for September intake and 1st November for Jan intake, if English is your mother tongue. This is valid for all 3 rounds. So if you apply early (ie R1) you have also until June 1st or Nov 1st depending on which intake you apply to.
Let me just say however: the earlier the better :-)
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I have another question regarding grades in non GPA form. In Canada, several universities grade based on 0-100, and each university has a different way of converting to GPA. For example, a grade of 80 may convert to a 3.2 GPA in some universities whereas at another university it may convert to a GPA of 3.7. Does the admission team know about all the grading systems at each university? Should I mention anything like this in the application?


You don't need to convert to GPA. We receive transcripts from University all over the world and the admission department is very knowledgeable about the different grading systems that exist. So don't worry. In any case, if clarification is needed, your admission officer will get in touch with you.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 07:04
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On the INSEAD application, there is a question that asks whom may the adcom team contact from my current employer. The president/CEO of the business is my father. Is it OK to write his name, or should I write someone else's name? I already have 2 other people from the company who are giving references.

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You should provide us with the contact details of other people, NOT your father.

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I'm curious as to whether or not I should disclose I have ADHD on my option essay. I was recently diagnosed in the past year. My undergraduate GPA and GMAT are good, but not fantastic. My concern is mainly about some holes in my transcript and one of the GMAT sessions where I essentially bombed. I think having this as an undiagnosed condition, while it did not hinder me from having a successful career, does explain for some blemishes in my academic accomplishments.

Thank you.

Hi aspiringmbawoman,
I understand your concerned. There is an optional essay (#6) in the application form where you can express your concerns or provide additional explanation about yourself. If you feel like this is something you wish the admission committee to know, then essay #6 is were you can tell us about your condition.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 21:22
I read your reply whether INSEAD will admit someone who just finished college. I am wondering what if someone took a gap year before graduation from college and worked for 1 year. will you consider his application then? thanks a lot.
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 03:35
Hi Camille,
I am planning to apply for January 2014 class of INSEAD. But I am little apprehensive about the economic scenario due to Euro crisis.
It would be great if you can share some information on the impact of euro crisis on placements in INSEAD.
Bloomberg : "Euro-Region Unemployment Rate Rises to Record 11.4% on Crisis" . This has made me to think again about my decision to apply. What will be the impact of rise in euro unemployement rates on career prospects for INSEAD passouts.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 11:48
Hi Camille,

I am looking for a consulting career in the Financial services space post an MBA. Can you please throw some light on career prospects in this domain post an Insead MBA?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2012, 05:00
Hi, I have applied on 3rd Oct 2012, there is a section for additional recommendations, I had a query whether this is a requirement and if not can we submit an additional recommendation after submission....
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 03:25
Hi, INSEAD website says I need to submit my original degree to complete my application. Can I submit an attested photocopy instead?
Also, is it alright if it reaches to you couple of days after deadline? Needless to say I will upload softcopy for your reference in the mean while.
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 23:24
Hi adcom,

It has been less than a year since I graduated from iim Calcutta with a PGDM. I aspire to move into strategy consulting and grow in the field. I believe INSEAD is the right school for me. I think applying now would place me on the right career path at the right time.

I understand the problems with reapplication and want to score on my first time. Are you willing to consider my application given that I recently completed my first mba? I have four years experience and a good profile otherwise.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 08:06
Dear GMATClub community,

Sorry i haven't been great at replying to your posts this past 2 months. October and November are our busiest months of the year. To all who have submitted their application for Round 2 yesterday, thanks for your interest in our school :-) I wish you the best of success for the process and hope to get the chance to welcome you on the Fontainebleau campus one day!

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 14:53
Hi Camille. I have a couple of questions please.

* Is there a link where I can check the time schedule for courses? I would like to understand better how a typical week would look like.
* Can you comment on the typical number of points that are needed to bid for a campus exchange. In my case, I applied for September entry in Singapore and I would like to gauge my chances of spending P3-5 or P4-5 in France.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 01:02
Hi camille

I work with one of the Largest automobile firm in India and for one of the most prestigious groups in the country. I was till recently in a particular profile and have just moved into a new role and hence the amount of info on the role that i would provide would be minimal.how do i overcome this?
Again, my new supervisor knows very little about me yet, and hence can I ask my previous supervisor to recommend me as he has knowm me for over two years now and can give a better reference.

Also, how are people in the sales profession or channel management function looked upon by the Insead adcom? considering you must have applications from bankers, cconsultants and even doctors etc
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 08:21
Hi Camille,

I am applying to INSEAD for January 2014 and have a question regarding the language policy. My secondary schooling was completed in English, however, I took a second language throughout my 12-year schooling career and this class was taught and tested exclusively in that language. Would the results of my final secondary school exam for this language be acceptable as an entry language or will I be required to obtain a separate proficiency certification?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 02:11
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Hi Camille. I have a couple of questions please.

* Is there a link where I can check the time schedule for courses? I would like to understand better how a typical week would look like.
* Can you comment on the typical number of points that are needed to bid for a campus exchange. In my case, I applied for September entry in Singapore and I would like to gauge my chances of spending P3-5 or P4-5 in France.

Thanks!

Hi Ducksworth,
First i'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great New Year! I wish you great success in your GMAT tests and Business School Applications!!

Alright, let's get down to it!
Question 1: It is difficult to describe a 'typical' week as our students' schedule will look very different if they're in P1-P2 or P3-P4-P5. We have posted on our website a week in the life of 2 students. One in P2 the other in P5 here is the link: http://mba.insead.edu/student_life/

Question 2: Unfortunately, i can't tell you much more about the exact number of points you would need to bit, simply because it's a closed bidding system and the outcome will depend on what other students have bid too... But do not worry as we will provide you all the necessary info you need to make an educated bid as well as previous bidding 'price' for campus exchange and electives.

Warm regards from snowy Fontainebleau!!
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 02:23
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Hi camille

I work with one of the Largest automobile firm in India and for one of the most prestigious groups in the country. I was till recently in a particular profile and have just moved into a new role and hence the amount of info on the role that i would provide would be minimal.how do i overcome this?
Again, my new supervisor knows very little about me yet, and hence can I ask my previous supervisor to recommend me as he has knowm me for over two years now and can give a better reference.

Also, how are people in the sales profession or channel management function looked upon by the Insead adcom? considering you must have applications from bankers, cconsultants and even doctors etc


Hi Vikrav,

Congrats on the new position! Of course it is acceptable to ask your previous supervisor to write your recommendation letter instead of your current one. The important is indeed to ask recommendation from someone who knows you well.
Now, you know that INSEAD promotes diversity. Well, this goes beyond nationality and languages, it's also about diversity of background and experiences. We wouldn't want a classroom only full of bankers or consultants or of any unique profession for that matter. There would be no challenge and no fun! We believe our students learn tremendously from their peers and therefore we welcome candidates from all sectors.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 02:37
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Hi Camille,

I am applying to INSEAD for January 2014 and have a question regarding the language policy. My secondary schooling was completed in English, however, I took a second language throughout my 12-year schooling career and this class was taught and tested exclusively in that language. Would the results of my final secondary school exam for this language be acceptable as an entry language or will I be required to obtain a separate proficiency certification?

Thank you.

Hi nasreenpatel,
I'm not so sure i understand your situation correctly. I see you are from South Africa, so let me ask you a question: Which of English or African do you consider your mother tongue?
If African, then the fact you have conducted your university education in English will waive the English language certification
If English, then you need a university major in African (or whatever other language) to waive the language certification. But as a native English speaker, we allow you a bit more time to get back to us with the entry language certification ie you can provide us with this certification after the application deadline. Depending on the intake you're applying check the dates here: http://mba.insead.edu/faq/LanguagePolicy.cfm#englishismynativelanguage
"If you are joining the programme in September, you will need to provide certification of your second language no later than 1 June. If you are joining the programme in January, you will need to provide certification of your second language no later than 1 November. Accepted certifications are listed in the Language Policy."

I hope this answer your question...
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 02:47
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Hi, INSEAD website says I need to submit my original degree to complete my application. Can I submit an attested photocopy instead?
Also, is it alright if it reaches to you couple of days after deadline? Needless to say I will upload softcopy for your reference in the mean while.


Hi Pkdy,
I realise my reply comes really late and you certainly figured this out by now... But this is a question that comes back all the time so i think it is worth me answering it :lol:
1- For the application deadline and to be able to start the assessment of your file, we only need the electronic version of your transcripts and diplomas
2- If you are selected for an interview, only then will we request to see your original documents. You can either: Send the originals by post but this could be risky, so you may want to ask your university to send us directly official transcripts and attestation of your diplomas , or finally you can send us certified copies of your documents. Certified copies can usually be done in Town-halls, banks, Notaries offices...

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 02:56
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I read your reply whether INSEAD will admit someone who just finished college. I am wondering what if someone took a gap year before graduation from college and worked for 1 year. will you consider his application then? thanks a lot.


Hi Keepitupppp,

INSEAD does not have an absolute requirement for years of work experience, although at least two years is strongly encouraged. Participants in our current class have an average of 5.6 years work experience, with the range being between 1.5 and 13.8. Only 3% of our Jan 2013 class has less than 3yrs prof exp, but applicants with less experience who demonstrate exceptional maturity and outstanding leadership through their professional and personal experiences will also be considered.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 03:29
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Hi Camille,

I am applying to INSEAD for January 2014 and have a question regarding the language policy. My secondary schooling was completed in English, however, I took a second language throughout my 12-year schooling career and this class was taught and tested exclusively in that language. Would the results of my final secondary school exam for this language be acceptable as an entry language or will I be required to obtain a separate proficiency certification?

Thank you.

Hi nasreenpatel,
I'm not so sure i understand your situation correctly. I see you are from South Africa, so let me ask you a question: Which of English or African do you consider your mother tongue?
If African, then the fact you have conducted your university education in English will waive the English language certification
If English, then you need a university major in African (or whatever other language) to waive the language certification. But as a native English speaker, we allow you a bit more time to get back to us with the entry language certification ie you can provide us with this certification after the application deadline.
"If you are joining the programme in September, you will need to provide certification of your second language no later than 1 June. If you are joining the programme in January, you will need to provide certification of your second language no later than 1 November. Accepted certifications are listed in the Language Policy."

I hope this answer your question...
Cheers,
Camille


Thanks Camille,

Apologies I wasn't very specific.

My native language is English and my schooling (including university education) was done in English. I have read through the Language Policy and noted that the results of a final secondary school exam can be considered if the exam and schooling were conducted in that language. As part of my pre-university education, I took Afrikaans as a second language for 12 years and this course was taught and tested entirely in Afrikaans. In this case, would the result of my final secondary school exam for Afrikaans suffice as certification for an entry language or will I be required to obtain a separate certification? Furthermore, in the case of the latter, the Language Policy only provides accepted certifications for a limited number of languages - as such, would any state accepted certification suffice for Afrikaans?

Hope this is clearer.

Thanks,
Nasreen
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