In Application Deadlines, Application Essays, Business School Selection

Good news for MBA applicants looking to get an early start on their applications. The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has released its application for the upcoming year. If you are already properly positioned to start your application and would benefit from starting it early, then this blog is for you. This year, Tuck returns to three rounds of admission, expands its guaranteed interview policy, and introduces a new essay prompt.

2021 – 2022 Tuck Essay Questions
Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck? (300 words)
Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are. (300 words)
Tuck students are encouraging, collaborative, and empathetic, even when it is not convenient or easy. Describe a meaningful experience in which you exemplified one or more of these attributes. (300 words)
(Optional) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere and may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application. (300 words)
(To be completed by all reapplicants) How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally. (300 words)

Letter of Reference Questions
Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (e.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)
Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.
Is there anything else we should know? (Optional)