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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 01:01
cyril94115 wrote:
general question for you fellow applicants... I missed the R2 deadline. R3 deadline is quite far... is that going to be a lot more challenging to get in on the last round? Should I wait for the R1 deadline of Jan. 2014 intake just a few weeks after ?

I want to start asap. So, I am tempted to try R3 anyways. Can't wait !


Insead states that "the competition for each round is relatively equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for. We review the pool of applications submitted within each round independently, keeping the “offer ratio” (percentage of candidates accepted vs. applications received) fairly constant across all rounds."

Therefore, if you have a strong profile (not only GMAT score!), you should not worry too much about your nationality (I guess you are French) or which round you apply for.

Yet I see that R3 deadline is March 13th. I would not qualify this date as quite far, especially if you have not yet started your essays. That can really be time consuming.

My best advice is that you should not rush. Take the time you need to build the best application you can. Starting in January is always better than not starting at all!

Good luck!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 03:18
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Well, also keep in mind that with January you have the added advantage of the internship, so you may want to wait anyhow.. I mean what's 6 months int he scope of things???
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 19:41
My two cents@cyril94115

INSEAD clearly states that they do not recommend re-applicants. So you don't want to be in a situation where you applied in R3 for an intake and then reapplying for R1 for immediately next intake
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 10:00
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My two cents@cyril94115

INSEAD clearly states that they do not recommend re-applicants. So you don't want to be in a situation where you applied in R3 for an intake and then reapplying for R1 for immediately next intake


They changed that policy, I believe. It used to say that on their website, but now their new application has a specific question directed towards reapplicants... soooo.....
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 17:55
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konfabulator1 wrote:
My two cents@cyril94115

INSEAD clearly states that they do not recommend re-applicants. So you don't want to be in a situation where you applied in R3 for an intake and then reapplying for R1 for immediately next intake


They changed that policy, I believe. It used to say that on their website, but now their new application has a specific question directed towards reapplicants... soooo.....



Not true actually. The specific question has always been there. And the website still says it explicitly.
Click here and then check "Reapplications"
http://mba.insead.edu/admissions/admission_policies.cfm

Reapplications

We do not encourage applications from previously rejected candidates. Unless your profile has incurred significant changes in any of the areas relating to our Admissions Criteria, re-applicants should expect the same outcome."
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 00:25
@cyril94115

I agree with whats been posted above. It states on the website that they try to keep competition relatively the same throughout the rounds. I think the real question you need to consider is whether or not you want the opportunity to do an internship and whether the Jan intake is better for you personally. Best of Luck to you and everyone else out there applying for Sep. I just got started writing my essays and am applying round 3. Hopefully Ill end up with the rest of these accepted folk!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 02:26
Still no news R2 guys?
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 04:03
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Still no news R2 guys?


Nothing yet on my side. Tension for us R2's starting to build :|
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 07:51
No news, doubt they'll be emailing us this week
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 11:13
Guys, i just sent an email to my admissions officer and got an auto-reply back saying the admissions team is on a professional training programme until 14 January. So seems unlikely round 2 interview invites would go out before Monday...
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 22:30
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Guys, i just sent an email to my admissions officer and got an auto-reply back saying the admissions team is on a professional training programme until 14 January. So seems unlikely round 2 interview invites would go out before Monday...


Christmas plus training, I would expect last minute interview invitation.
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 06:25
Thanks for that vital info mbaonly -- very helpful.

Well, this is the week guys. Surprisingly enough, I have not been nervous...at all!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 06:37
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Thanks for that vital info mbaonly -- very helpful.

Well, this is the week guys. Surprisingly enough, I have not been nervous...at all!



I dunno about nervousness or if I can call it that- but I do have a slight sense of anticipation for the coming week- but yeah, I reckon it's just the roll of the dice now...
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:18
rahuld84 wrote:
Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:25
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Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
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Congratulations dude!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:37
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rahuld84 wrote:
Hey,
Got an email this morning from the INSEAD admissions officer stating that i've been pre-selected for the interview.
Im now waiting for them to "match me up" with alumni who will interview me.

I work in Dubai. Anyone else from this region who's been pre selected?
best of luck for all the others!
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Congratulations dude!


Congrats rahuld84. Who is your admission coordinator?
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 10:59
Congrats to all who got interviews. Are you guys starting in Fonty or Singapore?
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 12:06
Congratulations to all the folks who have received invites!

Can you tell me who your admission officers are?

Cheers!
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 15:08
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Re: INSEAD September 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 23:03
Admissions officer is Isabelle Ramos. (how does this matter?)

1) Does anyone have an idea of how long it usually takes between pre selection email to actual interview?
2) What are the conversion rates? (no of candidates interviewed to no of candidates accepted?)

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