Applicant Resources

Tuck Admissions strives to provide a helpful and transparent application process. From hosting in-person and online events, publishing insider tips on the application process on the Tuck 360 Blog, to conducting daily Q&A sessions with visiting prospective students, we know the importance of providing the robust offering of resources an aspiring Tuck MBA needs to hone their candidacy.

International Applicants

English Language Proficiency

To demonstrate English language proficiency, all nonnative English speakers must self-report results (scores and percentiles, if applicable) from either the TOEFL®, the PTE Academic, or the IELTS™. This requirement is waived for applicants who have recently lived for at least three years in an English-speaking country or who received a degree from an institution outside the U.S. where instruction is in English.

Connect with Tuck's Student Ambassador Team

Tuck's Student Ambassador Team collaborates with the Admissions Office to share their Tuck experience with prospective students. The Team is structured by geographical region, with an SAT Captain leading each. Use this website to reach out to any Student Ambassador—they love to connect with future Tuckies, especially when they're from "home"!

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Joint and Dual Degree Applicants

Tuck offers joint and dual degrees in association with Dartmouth's other graduate programs and some of the nation's best professional schools.

Tuck also permits students to design their own dual-degree programs with other universities.

Applicants to these programs must apply separately to each school. If you are admitted to both schools, Tuck will help you with specific curricular details.

For more information, visit the Joint and Dual Degrees page on this site.

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Military Veterans

Veterans bring a high level of leadership, teamwork and grace under pressure to Tuck.

They contribute meaningfully in the classroom as well as to their study groups and project teams. Military MBAs have proven themselves in multiple areas and corporate recruiters value the knowledge and experience they add, gained from their years of service and from their MBA education.

Applying to Tuck

All applicants are required to complete and online application. We are honored to waive the $250 application fee for applicants who are U.S. military personnel past and present. More information available here.

Tuck offers an open interview policy, which provides all applicants the opportunity to interview. Interviews are scheduled online on a first-come, first-served basis, so please request an interview as soon as you decide to apply. On-campus interviews begin in September. Please schedule your interview online at least five days prior to the date you'd like to visit. Your interview must be completed by the published deadline for the round in which you are applying. Please note that all applicant-initiated interviews are conducted on campus only. While an interview is not a required part of the application, we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to visit and interview prior to submitting your application.

Funding your MBA

An MBA is a significant investment of time and financial resources. In addition to the financial aid and scholarship opportunities offered, Tuck also participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows institutions to enter into a voluntary agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the annual VA cap. We are proud to support our veterans, whose strong leadership, sense of responsibility and commitment are qualities that are important to our community.


We understand that many of the students who come to Tuck having served in the military pursue an MBA with the goal of moving on to new opportunities outside of the military. There are many resources available to students who are career switching, including:

Tuck has active relationships with more 900 organizations. Top hiring companies include Amazon, Google, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Cargill, Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, and Morgan Stanley.


Veterans are a vibrant and vital part of what makes the Tuck community distinctive among the world’s top MBA programs. Whether they are sharing their unique leadership skills or demonstrating what it means to be a part of a team, veteran students contribute greatly to the Tuck community.

Coming to Tuck with a partner and/or family? There are many clubs, organizations and resources to make both you and your partner feel part of Tuck and the greater Hanover community from the day you arrive on campus.

Hear more from Matthew J. Slaughter, the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School and the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business on how the Tuck MBA program and the school’s other business education offerings are well-suited for students with military backgrounds.

Additional Resources

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Historically, Tuck has looked favorably upon reapplicants who have strengthened their candidacy in such ways as improving GMAT results, undertaking new leadership opportunities, or completing additional coursework to address academic concerns.

Each reapplicant is required to submit a new application, essays (including the reapplicant essay), letters of reference (LOR), 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 who applied last year (between August 2014 and April 2015) only need to submit one new LOR.

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Women and Underrepresented Applicants

Whatever your background, there are no pigeon-holes at Tuck.

This is a personal investment. Our commitment to diversity applies to the curriculum and to our educational approach. Understanding the spectrum of  experiences and outlooks is essential for leaders who will manage diverse workforces. Ensuring that everyone feels comfortable in the Tuck community accomplishes more than harmony; it improves the learning process. It is a critical component of leadership development. Please visit Women, Diversity, and International for the many resources available to applicants and students including student clubs and partner organizations. 

Tuck Connections

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