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Do you references get notified if you get dinged or rejected without interview form a school?


No, they don't get notified either way.

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Dear All,

I am aiming for R2. I haven't given GMAT but will be applying with my GRE scores (321, V=153, Q=168) . In the past has anyone of you heard about any applicant being rejected just because he/she submitted GRE instead of GMAT ? I emailed their Admissions Officer and he says GRE is also fine.

Thank you all in advance !


If your AO said it was ok then it should be OK. However, when I spoke to admissions they were very adamant about only accepting the GMAT as they didn't feel they could accurately predict success with a GRE score. I understood that exceptions are made for candidates applying from countries where the GMAT is not (or rarely) scheduled. That said, I repeat, that if your AO said it's ok, then move forward with the app. Good luck!

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I applied for the R1 Jan 18 intake.
Someone else from my region and the same AO received their interview notification. Do AOs send all their invites together? Or do they send them out staggered? As in, do I still stand a chance to receive an interview invite ?

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IvanVay, from what I understand, they stagger it out. But they might look at one region first before moving on to another one i.e. unless they've moved on to another region, you still have a more than fighting chance. Even if they have, I think everyone has a fighting chance till April 21!

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IvanVay, from what I understand, they stagger it out. But they might look at one region first before moving on to another one i.e. unless they've moved on to another region, you still have a more than fighting chance. Even if they have, I think everyone has a fighting chance till April 21!



Agree with Tylerdurden91 - it doesn't help to obsess over this - the deadline is April 21st, don't give up hope till then!

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Ah yes the 15 day countdown has begun!

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No, they don't get notified either way.


Yes, confirming that they don't so have no fear
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Dear All,

I am aiming for R2. I haven't given GMAT but will be applying with my GRE scores (321, V=153, Q=168) . In the past has anyone of you heard about any applicant being rejected just because he/she submitted GRE instead of GMAT ? I emailed their Admissions Officer and he says GRE is also fine.

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wacky77 - yes, they feel the GMAT is more reliable because they have a longer track record of measuring how it predicts success in the program. However the GRE is OK, as lpetroski stated, if the GMAT is not available in your country. wacky77, I am very curious - would you mind sharing if the GRE is available in your country?

If so, it would indicate an overall policy change on the GMAT for INSEAD.
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Hello R2 applicants - my clients have reported two sets of video questions.

1. What kind of skills do you want to learn at INSEAD
2. What are the most important drivers of a successful business
3. Tell me about a time you were caught off guard in a different culture
4. How do you lead your colleagues when business priorities change?

1.How do you lead your colleagues to deal with changed business priorities?
2. If you were given unlimited resources, what services or product would your company provide?
3. How do you promote sensitivity and inclusion in the workplace?
4. Please state why INSEAD should give you a seat?
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Really make sure you get down to specifics in all areas of your application. If you or your recommender fails to provide SPECIFIC EXAMPLES and RELATABLE STORIES It will torpedo your candidacy. Why? Because you won’t be memorable nor separate you from anyone. Make sure they provide examples that have a beginning, middle and end, preferably in STAR format.
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This is how I approached my personal essay:

First paragraph: Started with a quote and elaborated how i use it as a mantra in my life. Described what the most important thing to me is and why.

Second paragraph: Example and personal history (childhood) of why i think i have the above mentioned approach to life. Connected the example to more personal charactistics.

Third paragraph: Another example (teens to ~20) and connected this to personal development and contribution to outlook on things.

Fourth paragraph: weaknesses and conclusion abt how insead fits in.

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Hi harsha2085 this sounds interesting. No the mantra ultimately relates to strengths, correct? I structure client essays a bit differently - sometimes start with a quote, other times not, their "claim" (characteristics) and then examples (anecdotes to support examples.)

However I do question the part about how INSEAD fits in with this, it really should be centered on you, you and you. I would recommend that you discuss Why INSEAD on the career essay (unlimited space) or the optional if you feel it fits better there. Just create the space for them to get to know you.

Email your draft to me if you like - I can review it early next week.
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I know!! There's a huge difference between knowing this and being able to put it to practice. INSEAD is not very kind in having staggering results compared to other schools that announce everything on one day. I was a bit of a nervous wreck myself. I would try to not even think about it till the 17th. Some people may have been notified 15 days in advance but the majority won't hear till 3-4 days before. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you!

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Dear Fellow Indian applicants

Did you take TOEFL or equivalent exam. INSEAD website says "Send a proof that the language of instruction was English". What kind of proofs are acceptable?

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From what I understand, If you were taught in English during University (which is typically the case in India), then you don't need to show any certificate..

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One of my clients from Round 1 has received an interview offer already. Chinese, living in Japan, wanting to start at Singy. He's actually already at a nightclub, so how perfect is that. Celebrating.
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Ok, guys, yesterday I visited the Fonty campus (MBA In-House Event) and I would like to share my impressions. So, brace yourselves, a long post is coming...

First, my general impression was very good and that the visit was definitely worth it. I'd recommend it to anyone who is considering INSEAD and can afford to visit.

Volunteer students were taking visitors in groups of 5 for a campus tour, and it seemed they were having interesting discussions and offering some insight on the business school life. I, however, got unlucky and did not get a current student. I was taken by one of the staff for the tour, which was fine, but much less personal (kind of "this is meeting rooms, this is the gym, this is X, etc.).

Honestly, all the information about the program overview, career development and admissions criteria was not really helpful since I had already done a massive amount of research and have my application almost ready. I can see however that for many people who are just in the beginning of the process how it could make things more clear.

The masterclass was fine. We had a French professor teaching a Organizational Behavior class, more specifically Power and Politics in the workplace. The course is usually taught in 24 hours but, for the event, it was condensed in a 1 hour masterclass. You guys can guess that we only scratched the surface and did not into any real depth on the subject. Of course it was not the professor's fault in any way and I can imagine the full course to be valuable to one's career.

I learned one "bad" thing, though: tuition fees are now at 80.8k euros for the class graduating in December 2018. Just 2 years ago (class graduating in December 2016) the fees were at 66k! I guess that's the collateral of being #1 at FT's ranking two years in a row...

And here is the best part of the visit: the current students panel and the cocktail with current students. We heard the experience from 4 17'J who are in P4, now. There was a French guy who knew he wanted to go to a tech startup from the beginning of his MBA. There was an Indian banker (who was super fun, politically incorrect, very frank) who changed his mind during the MBA and now he wants to go to tech (not necessarily a startup, though). A Polish girl with amazing international experience who joined the program as an explorer, and now also wants to work in tech (I know, it seems to be the trend!). And finally, a Danish former corporate lawyer, who used to be in the top 10 competition bike racers in Denmark, and is also looking for a change of industry and role.
Overall, I must say that all of them looked super interesting and smart, and I would love to work with them in groups or just have a drink at the bar.

The last part was the cocktail, which started at 18:15 and went until 20:00. I must say that before going to the event I thought that it would be super hard to network with people for almost 2 hours. In the end, time really flew by, and luckily I checked my watch 10 minutes before the time my cab was scheduled, otherwise I would have missed my train to Paris. I talked to both prospective and current students, and found a very interesting mix.

I came out of the event convinced that INSEAD is a great choice, and I am now even more excited about the program.

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I was notified of interview decision on 31 March - think my AO helped expedite because of my local scholarship opportunity outlined in a previous post. Really grateful for this!

Interviews scheduled for end of April and early May as my interviewers are travelling - to be expected of INSEAD alums I guess! :)

Interview prep underway... Any good links/content you'd suggest? I've seen some good posts.

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