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Tuck’s New Essay Questions

Kristin Roth, July 12, 2013

Our application will go live later this summer, but for you blog readers who want to get a jump on your application, here are this year’s essay questions! We see the essays as your opportunity to share with us who you are beyond the numbers and the resume, Continue Reading 


The Value of Military Experience and Tuck

Kristin Roth, June 05, 2013

I've recently returned from the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) in Washington, DC, held the Friday before Memorial Day. It was perfect timing to let our prospective military applicants know how grateful Tuck is for your service and how much we value your experience.   I’d like Continue Reading 


Competitive, but not impossible.

Stephanie B. - Admissions, March 12, 2013

Final b-school application rounds are notoriously the most competitive; the majority of ‘seats’ have been filled and, in many cases, much of the scholarship money has been allocated.  Although the climb may be steeper, reaching the finish line via the final application round is possible.  We Continue Reading 


Thoughts on business school rankings - Assistant Dean Penny Paquette

Stephanie B. - Admissions, October 02, 2012

The following post was originally published by Assistant Dean and T'76, Penny Paquette in October 2011.  The first business school ranking of this year is set to be published later in the week. As application season gets underway so does the annual round of rankings of business Continue Reading 


Ask Dawna: It’s Never Too Soon…

Dawna C.- Director of Admissions, May 16, 2012

Applicants to MBA programs all come to the process with their own unique perspectives, expectations, and plans. For some applicants, the decision to pursue an MBA is made in the span of the first couple of years of professional work after undergrad. For others, the plan for an MBA started Continue Reading 


Ask Dawna: Advice for Reapplicants

Nancy G.- Admissions, March 29, 2012

If you are an applicant who was unsuccessful in your quest for admission to Tuck, you may be considering applying again in the future (something we refer to as 'reapplying'). Each year about 15%-18% of our total applications come from prospective students who have previously applied to Tuck. Dawna offers Continue Reading 


“Ask Dawna”: Tackling the International Experience Mini Essay

Dawna C.- Director of Admissions, December 09, 2011

An increasingly global economy plays a critical role in effective business leadership. Tuck endeavors to be at the forefront of business education by equipping future business leaders with the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to effectively maneuver this complex landscape. One of the critical learning components in the Tuck classroom Continue Reading 


Letters of Recommendation (a.k.a. CSQs)

Pat H. - Admissions, November 11, 2010

Letters of recommendation - at Tuck, we refer to them as "Confidential Statements of Qualifications," or "CSQs". CSQs provide us with additional insight into your career success/potential, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. The CSQ is the only part of the application not completed by Continue Reading 


Don’t Leave Us Guessing

Pat H. - Admissions, October 28, 2010

Over the summer I spoke with an unsuccessful applicant from last year who had a big job gap in his employment history. Now the fact that he had the gap wasn’t what was troubling to us (we recognize that in this economy a lot of people unfortunately have Continue Reading 


What happens to my file after I click submit?

Pat H. - Admissions, October 08, 2010

With the Early Action deadline of October 13 quickly approaching, you are probably wondering about this question. I may be completely dating myself with this reference, but I am reminded of the “Schoolhouse Rock” episode following the path of a bill through the legislative process. Perhaps we can take Continue Reading 


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