Important information

Depending on the program you are applying to, you must check the requirements on our  ESSEC WEB SITE, Admissions Section).


It is your responsibility to track your referees for your application completion.

We remind you that we do not accept documents sent by email or by post.


It is not possible to switch campuses after you have submitted your application.


You are allowed to apply only once per academic year to a same program and maximum 2 times.


Do NOT wait the last day to submit your application file online.

Incomplete applications (this includes missing fee payment, missing letter of recommendation, improper documents) on the day after the deadline will be automatically postponed to next round.


For any questions, you’re welcome to contact us directly from the online application platform using "Contact Us" form. Please do not send multiple emails as this will cause undue delays.


Online application guide

Find out how to apply online for ESSEC progrqms, including how to fill the application sections, track your referees, upload the supporting documents, pay the application fee and how to contact us.


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Application form Guidelines

References (or Letter of Recommendation)

We strongly recommend to enter details of your referees as soon as possible to allow them time to fill out the recommendation letters online before the deadline.


It is your responsibility to track your referees for your application completion. If a letter of recommendation is missing at the deadline, your application will be automatically  postponed to the next round.


Check out our Referees FAQ : https://admissionsatessec.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/48000667656



Test scores

A valid English test score is mandatory except if you are exempted (native-speaker or have studied in English the last 2 or 3 years  - refer to your program requirements).


A valid aptitude test score is mandatory for some programs (GMAT, GRE, Tage-Mage or CAT)


For these 2 tests, we ask you to upload the official scores report.


These can take several months to prepare and to register for an exam slot. Keep this in mind before starting your application as without these test scores it will be incomplete. Make sure you pass the tests early before the deadline.


Supporting documents

Supporting Documents must be uploaded in PDF format excepted your photo.

The documents in a compressed file are not accepted.



Submit your application

You can submit your application only if all topics below are green. Again, Do NOT wait the last day to submit your application file online. In case of omproper documents or missing letter of recommendation, your application will be postponed to the next round.




At this stage, the "Submit and pay application fee" button will be available at the top of the application sections.



Pay application fee 

Once submitted, you will be asked to pay the application fee. Only application files with fee paid will be reviewed by the admission committee.



Monitor your application 

Login regulary on the portal to monitor the progress of your application. You can use your account to:

  • check if we need more information or documents. We also email you to notify you
  • see if you have an offer
  • see a copy of your admission letter if admitted

Apply for more than one program

You need to return to the application homepage (login first if not yet) and start another application.


Your new application will not used the previous application data (information, supporting documents and references) as requirements are different from one program to another.