2008 INSEAD MBA Waitlist Chat with Caroline Diarte Edwards & Virginie Fougea

2008 INSEAD MBA Waitlist Chat with Caroline Diarte Edwards & Virginie Fougea

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Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:05:02 PM)
I just spoke to Caroline Diarte Edwards.  There was some confusion the time because of the recent time change in the US.  There will be someone from INSEAD admissions here shortly.  Do you have questions for me in the meantime?

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:06:44 PM)
Is there a historical record of acceptance rate from waitlist?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:07:05 PM)
That is a question best asked to INSEAD.  However as a rule the historical record is meaningless.  Movement on the waitlist in any given year is dependent on that school's yield in that year. Previous years are not predictive.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:07:40 PM)
But how do we know?

Nanda (Mar 19, 2008 12:07:43 PM)
Any rough estimate on the yield range?

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:07:56 PM)
When do you think we will know?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:08:09 PM)
The yield stats are on BW. I don't know it off the top of my head.

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:08:25 PM)
I think it is around 80% from what I read in a book.  "MBA Game Plan" is the book's name.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:08:41 PM)
That sounds a little high to me, but not far off.  BW has the stats going back for several years.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:08:57 PM)
What are the chances with a gmat score of 680?

Nanda (Mar 19, 2008 12:09:02 PM)

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:09:24 PM)
Don't focus on chances and stats. In general you folks put too much weight on them.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:09:30 PM)

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:09:33 PM)
At the end of the day you are either 100% in or 100% out.  I don't mean to be harsh, but you should be thinking about two things now:
    1) How to present recent information that will increase your chances of acceptance if INSEAD will accept?
    2) What will you do if not accepted.

And if the latter includes reapplication, how can you improve your profile or what other schools should you consider.

maxmax (Mar 19, 2008 12:10:00 PM)
Would you say there are more chances to be waitlisted if you applied in R1?

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:10:01 PM)
Linda, is there somethings students can do in the mean time in order to improve their chances?

insead fan (Mar 19, 2008 12:10:59 PM)
When do you think are our best chances? Around the tuition deposit time, ie 1 month after offers?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:04 PM)
Did INSEAD's wl communications leave the door open for you to contact them?

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:15 PM)
No, but when will ppl in the wait list start learning that they have been accepted?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:32 PM)
jk, that's a question for INSEAD.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:37 PM)

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:38 PM)
The school assigned a specific admission coordinator to each of us.

Nanda (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:40 PM)
They did not say "Do Not Contact".

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:41 PM)
INSEAD did not mention anything specific whether to contact them or not !!

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:46 PM)
How to ask INSEAD?

simon (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:54 PM)
If we have only applied to INSEAD at the moment - do you feel that our chances for applying to other schools for same start dates are running out?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:11:58 PM)
If INSEAD does not specifically say that you should not contact them, then you should be updating them about recent accomplishments and initiatives.  You should be emphasizing fit with INSEAD and its multi-cultural values.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:12:10 PM)

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:12:24 PM)
OK. Thanks.

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:12:31 PM)
I already sent them an update on my recent life in a nice 500 words.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:12:44 PM)
You should be telling them how you have prepared for b-school in such a way as to ameliorate possible concerns about weaknesses.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:12:49 PM)
Paul, good.  Can you do so again in a few weeks?

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:09 PM)
So should I do this kind of update "regularly"?

maxmax (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:18 PM)
What would be the perfect update rate? Without flooding them, but without letting them forget about you?

Doug (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:27 PM)
How do you know what your weaknesses are?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:29 PM)
Paul, don't be a pest and don't write when you have nothing to say, but definitely write when you do have something to say.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:45 PM)
Doug, you should know them if you have them.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:50 PM)
Hello Everyone.

Doug (Mar 19, 2008 12:13:53 PM)
Ha! I've got plenty.

maxmax (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:01 PM)

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:02 PM)
Virginie, Welcome!

Nanda (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:06 PM)
Hi Virginie.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:08 PM)
Sorry to be late... Time difference!

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:08 PM)
Sorry about the confusion.

jerome (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:09 PM)
Hello everyone!

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:11 PM)
Let's start.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:31 PM)
I'm going to put the chat room in moderated mode and go back to my script. It's been nice chatting with you.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:34 PM)
Yes I too told them about my two recent accomplishments.

Doug (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:40 PM)
Thank you.

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:44 PM)
Thanks Linda.

jerome (Mar 19, 2008 12:14:51 PM)
So I start: How many candidates on the waiting list for Sept intake?

jk (Mar 19, 2008 12:15:00 PM)
Me jk on the waiting list for Sept.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:15:18 PM)
Hello. My name is Linda Abraham. I am the founder of Accepted.com and the moderator of today’s chat.  First I want to welcome you all to Accepted.com’s INSEAD waitlist chat.  I also want to welcome Caroline Diarte Edwards, INSEAD's Director of Admissions, and Virginie Fougea, INSEAD's MBA Admissions Manager.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:15:20 PM)
The numbers are confidential as they are not helpful.  Helpful to draw conclusions from a candidate point of view.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:15:59 PM)
Caroline will hopefully join us later.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:16:07 PM)
Virginie, thanks for dropping whatever you were doing.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:16:20 PM)
No worries.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:16:21 PM)
Thanks to everyone for joining.

Matthias (Mar 19, 2008 12:17:47 PM)
What is the latest date to be accepted?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:18:45 PM)
Matthias, we can admit people until the end (ie few days before the start of the programme).

maxmax (Mar 19, 2008 12:18:58 PM)
At what date do people usually start moving off the WL?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:20:25 PM)
Maxmax: Depending on the diversity, yield and lots of different factors, the wait list starts to move a couple of weeks after the final decision date of Round 1.

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:20:27 PM)
I have heard that the accepted students are required to prepare on basic concepts before starting the program. In case the intimation to WL students is late, can this be taken care?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:22:12 PM)
Rajat: there are a few logistical issues + language conditions to be done prior to the start of the programme. So yes indeed it is a good idea to start preparing those now.

insead fan (Mar 19, 2008 12:22:21 PM)
Virginie, when are we most likely to have a decision (next month or until the end)? This would be helpful to many candidates like me who are holding other school offers.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:24:04 PM)
Insead fan: If you have deadlines from other schools or professional, please do let your interview coordinator know about them.

simon (Mar 19, 2008 12:24:06 PM)
From past history what % of INSEAD waitlist candidates finally get accepted?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:26:15 PM)
Simon: It varies a lot. We have been in a position where most of the people on the waitlist were offered a place. I have also experienced situations where we were not able to give many places to the waitlisted candidates.

Nanda (Mar 19, 2008 12:26:19 PM)
Virginie, When are most decisions on wait-list taken? Is it 1 month after round 4 or 1 month after round 3?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:27:33 PM)
Nanda: We evaluate the waitlist continually throughout the year.

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:27:38 PM)
What about visa and financing help for the international students? It cannot be done in a very short time period.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:29:15 PM)
Rajat: You can apply to scholarships while on the waitlist. You will need to follow the normal procedures set out for the individual scholarships in which you are interested. I'd recommend that you have a good read through our scholarship portfolio, which lists these procedures, and which you can find on our website. Same for loans. Regarding the visas, it varies from one nationality to another.

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:29:21 PM)
Will the waitlist be based on the nationality?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:31:21 PM)
Paul: The waitlist is used to manage diversity. Diversity is not only a question of nationality but also of gender, professional experience, educational background, etc.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:31:22 PM)
Two related questions are coming up.

simon (Mar 19, 2008 12:31:26 PM)
Does the fact that everyone here would have applied in rounds 1 or 2 help the chance of getting accepted from the WL?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:32:27 PM)
Simon & Saurabh: We do not take the round in which you applied into account when clearing candidates from the waitlist.

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:32:34 PM)
Is there anything we can prepare till we wait for the final call? like Language skills etc.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:34:43 PM)
Rajat: Yes, I would encourage all English native speakers, to work on satisfying the entry language requirement.

kidukpark (Mar 19, 2008 12:34:45 PM)
May I visit the Singapore Office and have either an in-person interview or drop by the admission office?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:36:47 PM)
Kidukpark: You are welcome to visit either campus. The Admissions Office is only based in Fontainebleau. Please check the details about campus visits on the INSEAD MBA webpage.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:37:12 PM)
Do you appreciate letters of support from INSEAD students and alumni?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:40:07 PM)
Any additional elements that add an additional dimension to the file is welcome. We definitely want to know about significant changes in candidates' life post application. But no need for additional data if it is just repetitions of info we have already.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:42:45 PM)
Lalit: There is not much to be done on your side. You may add information to your file if you find it relevant.

Paul Yin (Mar 19, 2008 12:43:01 PM)
To follow up on Simon's question, since the sub-prime issue in US, are there a significant increase of applicants to INSEAD? If so, how does the acceptance look like at the moment?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:44:36 PM)
Paul: All the top business schools have indeed seen an increase in the number of applications. Competition for our programme is very stiff. We sometimes have to put good candidates on our waitlist and depending on the percentage of acceptances from other candidates, we may be able to accept the waitlist candidates or not.

Tim Tu (Mar 19, 2008 12:44:39 PM)
Salut Virginie. Obtaining a student visa may take weeks and require a formal acceptance letter. Would INSEAD be able to help expedite that process very close to the start of term?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:46:16 PM)
Tim: We have seen in exceptional cases Consulates doing miracles (process visa in a couple of days).

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:48:51 PM)
Matthias: No, the reason why we like to know about your deadlines is that if we were in a position to give you a place around your deadline, we would then give you the decision preferably the day before your deadline :-) rather than after. It is just to avoid missing your deadlines.

simon (Mar 19, 2008 12:48:53 PM)
If we can improve our application while on waitlist (e.g. improve GMAT, add additional info), would this help our application?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:50:15 PM)
Simon: If it was a question of GMAT, we would have informed you (we have a specific status for this). Additional info is welcome following the guidelines I mentioned earlier.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:50:25 PM)
2 related questions:

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 12:50:28 PM)
Is the preference same for accepted and waitlisted students for scholarships?

CST (Mar 19, 2008 12:51:18 PM)
Virginie, what are the chances of obtaining financial aid/scholarships for those in waiting list?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:51:25 PM)
And a third one on the same theme.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:52:16 PM)
Rajat: The scholarship committees are not informed about your status with us.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:52:58 PM)
CST: see my answer to Rajat.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 12:53:06 PM)
What applicant behavior detracts from a waitlisted applicant's chances?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:54:10 PM)
Nanda: You can apply to scholarships while on the waitlist (see my answer earlier). I encourage to start preparing your finances indeed.

jerome (Mar 19, 2008 12:54:15 PM)
What is the range GMAT score for Round 1&2 this year ?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:55:26 PM)
Matthias: We do not rank people on the waitlist.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 12:56:41 PM)
Jerome: Average so far is around 700. The range: 600 - 800.

Jieqi Zhou (Mar 19, 2008 12:57:05 PM)
How about the working process in INSEAD to decide who on the waitlist could be accepted?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:02:49 PM)
Jieqi: Our waitlist is short, comparatively speaking, and it is used to manage diversity (gender, nationality, prof background, education).

jerome (Mar 19, 2008 1:02:56 PM)
Could you offer a candidate another interview to present his/her motivations?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:03:54 PM)
Jerome: If we think that an interviewer hasn't been "fair" indeed we could exceptionally organize an additional interview.

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 1:04:01 PM)
Will a visit to the campus improve chances of being accepted?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:06:21 PM)
Rajat: It won't change much as it depends also on the number of admitted people accepting our offers.

Moe (Mar 19, 2008 1:06:30 PM)
Do you consider students’ interests in which campus location to study at before assigning them?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:07:26 PM)
Moe: the Admissions Committee doesn't know the campus you are applying to. When we offer places to waitlisted candidates, it could be for either campus.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:10:24 PM)
Simon: The process is consistent from a class to another so you could be waitlisted again. In terms of reapplication procedure, your interview coordinator can let you know what is needed (not a complete application) at the time of your reapplication.

kidukpark (Mar 19, 2008 1:10:25 PM)
May I receive feedback on my candidacy during the waitlist period?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:15:45 PM)
Kidukpark & Erol: Feedback can be given however all I can tell you is how the Committee evaluates each file. Every candidate is evaluated against our four admissions criteria: academic capacity, international exposure, leadership potential and contribution to the programme.

kidukpark (Mar 19, 2008 1:15:47 PM)
What are the criteria that place students on the waitlist? e.g., good scores/essays but unimpressive interview or vice versa?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:19:45 PM)
Virginie will be right back. She is trying to help a colleague log in.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:21:07 PM)
Kidukpark: We not only look at the strengths of your candidacy, but we also keep in mind the diversity (nationality, gender, international outlook, educational and professional experience, etc.) which we are aiming to achieve when "crafting" our future class. Furthermore, the competition for admission is of course very strong. Our thorough selection process considers many specific elements within your application.

Moe (Mar 19, 2008 1:21:22 PM)
What's the range of age for round 1 and 2 so far?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:21:54 PM)
Moe: Range of age 23-38.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:22:36 PM)
Erol: Our target is still around 450 students.

MP (Mar 19, 2008 1:22:47 PM)
Does INSEAD encourage waitlisted candidates to reapply for the next intake...i.e. Jan. 2009?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:24:10 PM)
MP: You will be able to find the complete answer to this question above in the chat script. Bottom line: It is possible but the decision could be the same.

Karl (Mar 19, 2008 1:24:16 PM)
Virginie, a question related to your answer to Jerome: what type of feedback does an interviewer generally provide to the Adcom after an interview with an applicant?

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:30:06 PM)
Karl: Interviewers are asked to comment on the soft skills of a candidate (inter personal skills, charisma, curiosity, energy, etc...). They see you as if you were in their group. And you can ask them questions about the programme as they have experienced it.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:32:28 PM)
Virginie is going to need to leave, but Caroline Diarte Edwards is on the line with me and I will be typing for her because she can't connect.

VirginieFougeaINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:32:40 PM)
Everyone: I have to leave the chat room. Linda Abraham is staying in touch with you. I would like to thank you very much for attending this chat. It was nice talking to you all.

Jieqi Zhou (Mar 19, 2008 1:33:05 PM)
How could we know that we could be moved from waitlist to offer? Will admission office directly give us email or do we need more other efforts? And when could we expect that?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:34:24 PM)
INSEAD will inform you as soon as they have places available via email that you are accepted.. That can happen anytime until a few days before class starts. We try to offer the places as early and quickly as possible.

roya (Mar 19, 2008 1:34:42 PM)
Can you share with us if any Waitlisted applicants have been made offers for the class of July 09?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:35:04 PM)
Again I am typing for Caroline Diarte Edwards.

*From this point on, Caroline Diarte Edward's answers have been relayed via telephone and typed by Linda Abraham.

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:35:12 PM)
INSEAD has made less than 5 offers so far.

Naveen (Mar 19, 2008 1:35:21 PM)
Hello Virginie, what is the % growth in the number of people waitlisted this year compared to last year.

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:36:27 PM)
The waitlist is not yet complete because we have not finished processing all apps for the different rounds. I don't anticipate growth in the waitlist.

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:37:38 PM)
Unfortunately we can't offer individual feedback to candidates who have been rejected.

Saurabh (Mar 19, 2008 1:37:52 PM)
What behavior takes away from a WL applicants chances?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:39:07 PM)
Overly frequent and uninformative contact that doesn't add value to your application doesn't help you.

Moe (Mar 19, 2008 1:39:25 PM)
How many applications does INSEAD receive to pick 450 out of them?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:40:05 PM)
Sorry, but we don't give out statistics, but application volume is up.

s.r (Mar 19, 2008 1:40:09 PM)
What should a candidate do if he/she had found the interviewer attitude extremely irritating? (no answer to meeting requests for a long period despite many contact attempts, request to receive the complete essays instead of the 6-page-profile only, impression that the outcome of the interview was compromised by some sort of prejudice derived from the application itself)?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:41:05 PM)
If you have any concerns about interviewer, you should inform your admissions coordinator.

Naveen (Mar 19, 2008 1:41:17 PM)
Hi Caroline, would you consider reapplicants before first time applicants to the Spring '09 intake?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:42:04 PM)
No. First-time applicants and reapplicants are evaluated in the same way.

INSEAD_rocks (Mar 19, 2008 1:42:12 PM)
If I only have one interview during my admission, will I be able to request a second interview?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:43:17 PM)
Some candidates have one and some have two, but if you only are invited to one then the admissions committee believes it has enough information. The second interview will be solely at the admissions committee's discretion.

erol (Mar 19, 2008 1:43:56 PM)
Virginie, does INSEAD's student admission policy take into account the previous profession one has, not just looking at how successful one has been, but actually at the profession itself?  I am asking this because I understand you do try keep certain quotas on nationalities/regions.

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:44:09 PM)
We don't have quotas and we evaluate the quality of your experience and achievements.

hoshi036 (Mar 19, 2008 1:44:26 PM)
I am happy to know that we are lucky enough so far as we remained in the relatively short waitlist. If the purpose of the waitlist is to manage the diversity, would it be true, at least to some extent, that someone like me must leave the confirm list to make me in?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:46:00 PM)
"Someone like you" is very broad. We look at diversity very broadly in taking people from the waitlist.

hoshi036 (Mar 19, 2008 1:46:07 PM)
Thank you, too.

s.r (Mar 19, 2008 1:46:10 PM)
How many people are on the wait list?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:46:19 PM)
We don't disclose that.

inseadapp (Mar 19, 2008 1:46:53 PM)
I understand the competition is more intense this year...especially Indian IT Male group. How does the Adcom view the reapplications from waitlisted candidates?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:47:30 PM)
They will be evaluated in the context of the applicant pool in the year in which they reapply.

erol (Mar 19, 2008 1:47:45 PM)
If an applicant is accepted for study after being waitlisted, can he/she then delay his/her start by a semester?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:48:33 PM)
We rarely grant deferral. Usually only for exceptional circumstances like medical conditions.

ns (Mar 19, 2008 1:48:39 PM)
Are there any preferences within the waitlist itself or all candidates on the waiting list are considered at the same level?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:49:46 PM)
We don't rank the waitlist as such, but we do review the waitlist periodically and we only keep candidates on the waitlist who have a chance of being confirmed.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:51:59 PM)
There are a number of questions in queue, but they are duplicate questions asked and answered earlier. This is a last call for new questions and I'm going to post a question.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:52:08 PM)
Any last minute words of advice?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:53:02 PM)
You can contact your admissions coordinator if anything significant changes on your profile or if your contact information changes. Also, work on your financing so it is in order if and when you are accepted.

hoshi036 (Mar 19, 2008 1:53:59 PM)
Caroline, could you tell us how many people are on the confirm list so far? I want to know the proportion of 5 people who got out of the waitlist to the whole number of the people on the confirm list.

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:54:05 PM)
I'm not at liberty at this point to reveal those numbers.

roya (Mar 19, 2008 1:54:14 PM)
Are waitlisted applicants notified if they are removed from the waitlist (rejected finally)?

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:55:10 PM)
Yes, absolutely. We do sometimes cancel waitlisted candidates when it becomes apparent we won't be able to offer them a place. And we inform them immediately that a decision has been made.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:55:47 PM)
Thank you again all for participating today. Special thanks to Caroline and Virginie for taking the time to virtually meet with you, provide this information, and make this process as transparent and humane as possible.

CarolineDiarteEdwardsINSEAD (Mar 19, 2008 1:55:54 PM)
Have a very good day! Good luck with your applications!

erol (Mar 19, 2008 1:56:06 PM)
Thank you, Ms. Abraham, for moderating this chat. Good afternoon.

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 1:56:36 PM)
Thank you Linda for coordinating the chat. It was very helpful. Have a nice day.

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:56:56 PM)
The transcript should be up in about a week.

kidukpark (Mar 19, 2008 1:57:11 PM)
Thank you all!!!

Rajat (Mar 19, 2008 1:57:24 PM)
Can we receive it on e-mail or download it from the website?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:57:49 PM)
You can download it. It will be available via the INSEAD b-school zone at Accepted.

hoshi036 (Mar 19, 2008 1:57:54 PM)
Thank you so much! Hope to see you in Fontainebleau!

Moe (Mar 19, 2008 1:58:00 PM)
Linda, are you scheduling any future chat with IMD?

Linda Abraham (Mar 19, 2008 1:58:00 PM)
Yes. May 14.

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