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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2010, 04:50
Congratulation 42!
Anyone else got the pre-selection?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2010, 01:47
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Just a note to all prospective applicants:

HEC has recently raised its tuition from 42,104 Euros to 45,106 Euros. This was not stated clearly to those who received admissions in 2009, and current applicants should budget accordingly.


Thanks for posting, EWO. I saw the same thing and have to admit that it's a bit 'cheeky' on the school's part. In the information packet sent by HEC upon admission, tuition is clear -- €42,100. Plus, the increase, which at ~€3,000 is about a 7% jump, is incongruous with the current 0.4% inflation rate in France.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2010, 07:17
I had a small question - anyone who has been selected for interview can answer. I am finding the word limits really tight. Can anyone shed more light on how strict we should be about word limits? I guessed the rule of 10% applies in most cases but HEC limits at 250 are difficult and wanted to know if i am in trouble exceeding them by more than 10%.

As always, thanks for the help.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2010, 09:12
I did not exceed the limit for my HEC essays...

not sure if that influenced anything though
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2010, 12:25
Hey guys, I have also been admitted!!!!! Yeaahhhhhhhhhh!
See u soon!
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2010, 15:47
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Hey guys, I have also been admitted!!!!! Yeaahhhhhhhhhh!
See u soon!


Congrats baky, that's terrific! I remember you were working hard on your application last month.

Join the LinkedIn group! See you in Jouy-en-Josas!

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2010, 01:41
Thanks a lot nyinbxl! Yeah, I am trying to go over my essays and cut the fat! :) thanks a ton for your thoughtful reply. the achievement essay is more like 290 words right now so lot of work.

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I had a small question - anyone who has been selected for interview can answer. I am finding the word limits really tight. Can anyone shed more light on how strict we should be about word limits? I guessed the rule of 10% applies in most cases but HEC limits at 250 are difficult and wanted to know if i am in trouble exceeding them by more than 10%.


Jsonali, I can say that I did not go over the limits. And if you do, I think the rule of thumb would be more like 5% and not 10%. The logic behind not going over -- which you hear from admissions books, consultants and forums -- is that the word limit is a challenge to be met. If you do go over the limit, particularly if you go significantly over, you've effectively failed to meet that challenge. In the end, I think that the word limit represents a rule, not a suggestion.

What helped me on a 250-word essay was to get out everything I wanted to say, even if that took 400 words. Then, I looked for a core message and began taking out all words and thoughts that didn't add (significant) value to this message. I had to go over the essay several times to do this, but in the end it always worked. In a bind, keep in mind that contractions count as one word, so 'I'm' is one word, while 'I am' would obviously be two. It seems like a trivial thing, but if you're at 253 words, change a few instances of 'I am', 'I would' and others to a contraction and you've met HEC's (or any other program's) word limit challenge!

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2010, 12:53
Hey everyone! This is my first post here. I got my final admit from HEC yesterday!! Yayy!! :-D :-D

I have a question. I received my userid and password to login to the scholarship website; the admit email says that the scholarship deadline is 22-Jan-2010. However when I go to the scholarship page, it says "You are past the deadline for applying for scholarships." Did any of you face a similar problem?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2010, 16:41
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Hey everyone! This is my first post here. I got my final admit from HEC yesterday!! Yayy!! :-D :-D

I have a question. I received my userid and password to login to the scholarship website; the admit email says that the scholarship deadline is 22-Jan-2010. However when I go to the scholarship page, it says "You are past the deadline for applying for scholarships." Did any of you face a similar problem?


Congrats! Welcome to the club.

Yup, this seems to happen every round of admissions. Just send them an email and they will correct it within a few days.

Hope to see you in France!

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2010, 16:46
Thanks EggWhitesOnly! I've written to them, so it should hopefully be resolved soon. Do you know how many scholarship essays one has to write? And how long will it take for them to get back with the scholarship decision?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 00:49
cesque wrote:
Hey everyone! This is my first post here. I got my final admit from HEC yesterday!! Yayy!! :-D :-D

I have a question. I received my userid and password to login to the scholarship website; the admit email says that the scholarship deadline is 22-Jan-2010. However when I go to the scholarship page, it says "You are past the deadline for applying for scholarships." Did any of you face a similar problem?



Congrats Cesque! I've the same problem as you for scholarships. I'll follow EWO's piece of advice and send an email too.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 10:47
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Thanks EggWhitesOnly! I've written to them, so it should hopefully be resolved soon. Do you know how many scholarship essays one has to write? And how long will it take for them to get back with the scholarship decision?


I believe there are 6 scholarships in the portal (give and take) but only about 3 or 4 essays. (This is all based on memory.) Several of the scholarships are actually honorary loans - you're expected to repay them upon graduation. For women, there is a Forte scholarship you can apply for as well. They usually get back with the scholarship decisions a few days after the deadline.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 11:47
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Congrats Cesque! I've the same problem as you for scholarships. I'll follow EWO's piece of advice and send an email too.

See u soon in France


Thanks baky! Congrats to you too! :) See you in France!

EggWhitesOnly wrote:

I believe there are 6 scholarships in the portal (give and take) but only about 3 or 4 essays. (This is all based on memory.) Several of the scholarships are actually honorary loans - you're expected to repay them upon graduation. For women, there is a Forte scholarship you can apply for as well. They usually get back with the scholarship decisions a few days after the deadline.

Best of luck!


Thanks EWO! Look forward to meeting you in France!

P.S. I'm a guy, so I won't be able to apply for the Forte scholarship. I think my profile defaulted to "female" for some reason, but I've changed it now.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 12:29
Cesque,

That's hilarious. Glad you are definitively male now.

I saw your other posts. Are you still considering ESADE as well?

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2010, 16:37
lol .. I'm glad too that there's no confusion now :-D

Well, I didn't make it there, so my decision became easier and I'm definitely going to HEC now! By the way, I glanced through your blog and I noticed that you visited HEC (I'm guessing that the school you spoke about is HEC) So how was your experience?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2010, 18:21
Well glad to see another American in the mix :).

It's kind of a long story, but unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to visit HEC. If you're curious, I'll tell you when we meet in France. I got as close as the Versailles Rive Gauche RER station, haha. I do plan to make another trip out there in the spring though, so next time I'll do a much better job of documenting my experience.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 13:04
Another Northern Californian applying to HEC for the March deadline. EWO, how was your application experience?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 17:40
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Well glad to see another American in the mix :).

It's kind of a long story, but unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to visit HEC. If you're curious, I'll tell you when we meet in France. I got as close as the Versailles Rive Gauche RER station, haha. I do plan to make another trip out there in the spring though, so next time I'll do a much better job of documenting my experience.


Well, I'm not really an American :) I've just been living here for the last few years. I'm an Indian.

Too bad that you couldn't go after going that close but you'll maybe make it all the way in spring :)
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 20:59
Levfin,

Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions about the application or interview. I felt that the application was one of the longest I'd come across, but I thoroughly enjoyed writing the essays. (That's a bit nerdy isn't it?)

Cesque,

I think I know who you are now :P . Starts with a "V" yes?

I'll definitely spend a day in Jouy and at HEC in May. I've got some friends going with me so I'm sure it'll be a memorable time.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 17:17
Yup! That's me :)
And I think I spotted you too. It was relatively easy to spot you because I had seen your blog a few days back.
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