Tuck 2017

Application Deadlines:
Early Action:
October 10, 2017
November Round:
November 1, 2017
January Round:
January 3, 2018
Application to be submitted by:  5 pm EST

Early application: is for applicants who know that Tuck is their first choice. You will know whether you have been offered admission to Tuck no later than December 15, 2017. This offer is nonbinding.  

Required Essays for 2017-18 (Class of 2020, matriculating Fall 2018):

Tuck encourage applicants to limit the length of their responses to 500 words for each essay. Please double-space your responses.

1. What are your short and long-term goals? Why is an MBA a critical next step toward achieving those goals? Why are you interested in Tuck?

2. Tuck’s mission is to educate wise leaders to better the world of business. Wisdom encompasses the essential aptitudes of confident humility, about what one does and does not know; empathy, towards the diverse ideas and experiences of others; and judgment, about when and how to take risks for the better. With Tuck’s mission in mind, and with a focus on confident humility, tell us about a time you:
a. received tough feedback
b. experienced failure, or
c. disappointed yourself or others

How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself as a result?

Optional Essay:

Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere that 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.

In the application form:

Briefly list all experience you have working, studying, living, or traveling outside your home country. How have your experiences influenced your world view? If you have not yet had opportunities outside of your country, please discuss other ways in which you have gained global perspective. (300 words)

Reapplicant Essay: How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally? (500 words)


Other application requirements:

1. Recommendations

Two recommendations are required. You can submit an additional recommendation ONLY if you think it will add substantial value to your candidacy.

Recommenders will be asked to fill out a personal qualities and skills grid and answer the following questions (no word limit):

1. How long have you known the applicant and in what context? Have you served as the applicant’s supervisor? If so, please provide approximate dates. Please comment upon the frequency and nature of your interactions with the applicant.
2. What are the applicant’s three principal strengths? Please provide an example of each.

3. In which three areas can the applicant improve? Please provide an example of each. How has the applicant worked to address these areas?

4. How does the applicant respond to constructive criticism?

5. Describe the impressions this candidate makes in meetings, presentations, interviews or other important interactions.
6. If you would like to provide any additional insights into this individual’s candidacy, please feel free to do so.

2. Resume

One business resume, it does not need any specific format.

3. Transcripts: 3 years undergrad degree is valid

4. GMAT or GRE : submit your best single score. You can submit both GMAT and GRE scores

5. TOEFL : Not necessary if English was the sole language of instruction at your undergrad institution). You do not have to write separately for a waiver

6. Fee:  $250


7. Interview:

Interviews are by invitation only.  You can schedule an on-campus interview.

8. Reapplications:
Reapplicants are required to submit a new application, essays (including the reapplicant essay), Letters of Reference (LORs), and a nonrefundable application fee. We strongly encourage all reapplicants to schedule an on-campus interview to better help us understand how they have strengthened their candidacy. Reapplicants  need to submit one new LOR. The new LOR should be from a third person who was not one of your recommenders last year.

View the 2016 Tuck application