The next deadline to pay our fees just passed this week. I had personally delivered the check to INSEAD (Singapore campus). However, as I arrived at lunch time, the staff in charge was not at her desk. The receptionist called someone else from the Finance office to collect my cheque. Just to be safe, I asked what her name was.
2 days after the deadline had lapsed, I received an email from the staff in charge, saying she was concerned that I had not made my payment yet!!!
That shocked me, as I knew that officially INSEAD stated that if payment was not received in time, my place would be given away!
I quickly replied to clarify that it was given to one of her colleagues, and cited her name. It was already after hours and I was concerned that another day might lapse before they investigated the matter.
Fortunately, the staff in charge was still at work and she quickly emailed her colleague, who confirmed that she had receive the cheque. Most likely, due to the timing, I had given my cheque straight to the people processing the money, and the person keeping tabs on which students had paid had been out of the loop.
So I am relieved that this was just a minor scare and all’s well now :)