Interview/Visit FAQs

Please click on the headings below for frequently asked questions and answers.

Campus Visit

What if I am NOT applying during the current application cycle but would like to visit the campus?

If you are not quite ready to apply during this application cycle, but would like to visit the campus, we offer class visits without an interview during the spring term only. While we would like to provide this option throughout the year, limited classroom seating requires us to give priority to applicants who are also interviewing while on campus. We ask that you please support this effort by not registering for a visit only, until the spring term when you may sign up for a class visit, lunch, tour and Q&A session with an Admissions Officer. You may also attend one of our recruiting events throughout the year.

We also request that your interview be completed during the same application cycle in which you are applying.

What is the general on-campus interview/visit like?

We put a lot of effort into providing a comprehensive visitation program for all visitors. In addition to the scheduled interview, applicants will have an opportunity to attend a lunch and campus tour with current students, as well as a Q&A session with a member of the admissions team. Depending on availability, there is also an opportunity for prospective students to visit a first-year core class (prospective students cannot choose which class they will attend). If you are not sure about applying to Tuck, or you are not planning to apply during the current cycle, please visit us during the spring term and attend a class without an interview. You may also attend one of our recruiting events throughout the year.

What other activities will I take part in during my visit?

Here is an example of a typical Tuck visit itinerary (please note that they can sometimes vary):

8:30am or 10:20am Class Visit (if available)
12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch with Students
12:45 – 1:30pm Tour of the Tuck campus
1:30 – 2:15pm Q&A Session with an Admissions Officer

Will I attend classes during my interview and/or visit?

Our renowned small class sizes limit the number of visitors we can accommodate. Depending on availability, prospective students accompany first-year student hosts to class. By sitting in on first-year classes, prospective students can gain firsthand insight into the rigors of the core curriculum. Also, the opportunity to observe a class allows you to gain a sense of the total first-year Tuck experience—allowing you to appreciate the demands and benefits of our residential MBA program. Please note that we do not offer class visits on Fridays, except in September.

What times are the class visits available?

There are only two class visit times: 8:30am and 10:20am. Your class visit time will depend on the time you choose to interview.

Class visits are available Monday – Thursday with a few exceptions. You will not be able to select the class you will attend, as prior arrangements are made with the professor and only certain classes are available for visitors.

Please be on time for your interview, since being late may impact your class visit. Class visits are hosted by current students, so it’s important that you are prepared to meet with your host at least ten minutes prior to your designated class visit time. Being late for your interview could prevent you from participating in a class visit since prospective students are required to be in the classroom prior to the start of class.

What if I am interested in learning more about a specific club or activity?

Tuck has a wide range of extracurricular activities. If you are interested in reaching out to current students who co-chair a particular club please visit our Club and Activities page.

May I bring my partner during my visit?

If you are considering bringing your partner with you to campus, they are more than welcome to attend all events except for your interview and class visit. Please email us the following information at least one week prior to your visit: their first name, last name and the date that you are registered to interview.

If you have any questions regarding partner and family life at Tuck please let us know.

What else do you recommend doing while I’m in the Hanover area?

Dartmouth’s Life and Community page, as well as Tuck’s Activities While Visiting Tuck Pinterest board, offer great suggestions for taking advantage of your time on campus and in the Upper Valley.

Will visiting Tuck increase my chances of admission if I’m on the wait list?

No. An additional visit to campus in no way impacts your chance of admission.

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Scheduling an Interview

How do I schedule an interview?

All interviews are scheduled through our online system, which you can view on our Search Events/Interviews page. All interviews are available on a first-come, first-served basis and tend to book quickly. We invite you to schedule your interview as soon as possible.

What times are interviews available?

Generally, the following interview times are available: 

8:30am, 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 2:15pm, 3:00pm and 3:45pm.

Should I contact the Admissions Office to request an off-campus, virtual or alumni interview?

Applicants cannot request an off-campus, virtual or alumni interview. If you are not able to interview on-campus, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. After reviewing your application the committee may decide to invite you for an interview. Invitational interviews may be offered either on-campus or virtually. It's important to note that not all candidates will be invited for an interview and there are no specific beginning or end dates for interview invitations.

When do I have to have my interview completed?

To view our important dates please click here.

Can the Admissions Office schedule additional meetings during my visit?

The Admissions Office puts a great deal of time and effort into making sure that each individual has the best possible visit by scheduling meetings with current students and Admissions Officers. While we encourage all applicants to make the most of their visit to Tuck, due to the high volume of visitors we cannot accommodate special requests such as meetings with professors, Research Centers, or student groups.

Admissions Officers are not able to meet individually with prospective students. They are however, more than happy to answer questions during the scheduled Q&A session.

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Interview Details

Are interviews required?

No, however, we invite interested applicants to take advantage of our open interview policy. Tuck offers all applicants the opportunity to interview on campus in Hanover. Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so request an interview as soon as you decide to apply. If you have not been able to interview by the deadline, the admissions committee may invite you to interview if they feel it is necessary. Because we cannot invite all applicants to interview, if you would like to guarantee an interview, you should schedule an on-campus interview. Tuck does not conduct student-initiated interviews off campus.

Do I have to have submitted my application in order to interview?

No. You may interview prior to submitting your application. Actually, many applicants find it helpful to interview early so that they can experience Tuck’s unique environment first-hand and still have time to make edits to their essays before clicking submit.

Who will my interviewer be?

Interviews on campus are scheduled primarily with admissions associates (second-year students) and occasionally with members of the admissions committee. Off-campus interviews with an admissions committee member or admissions associate are scheduled by invitation only. The name of your interviewer will not be given prior to your interview date and time. All interviews are evaluated equally, regardless of location or interviewer.

What information will my interviewer have about me?

Your interview will be a blind interview, meaning your interviewer will not have access to your application. You are, however, required to upload a copy of your resume upon registration.

What questions will I be asked during my interview?

We will ask questions that will help us assess your leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. We believe these skills are essential for success not only in the Tuck MBA program, but also as a business leader.

How long will the interview last?

A typical interview takes between 30–45 minutes.

What should I wear to my interview?

Please wear business-appropriate attire for your interview.

Can I have multiple interviews?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate more than one interview per applicant.

During my visit, how many other applicants will be interviewing on the same day?

We have a very high volume of applicants who take advantage of this unique opportunity. During our busiest times, there may be as many as 40 applicants interviewing per day.

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International Applicants

What if I am an international applicant wishing to connect with students?

Over one-third of Tuck’s student body is international and Tuck’s Ambassador Program helps international applicants easily connect with current students. We encourage you to look at the list of countries represented and reach out to an Ambassador.

I wish to interview and need a letter of support in order to apply for a visa. Can Tuck sponsor my visa request?

Tuck is unable to sponsor individual visits to campus and may only support students who have been admitted to and plan to enroll at the school. When you register online for an interview or spring term visit you will receive a confirmation email with your name and the date and time of your scheduled visit.

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Travel/Lodging

Where should I park during my visit?

Free parking is available at Dewey Field Lot (37 Dewey Field Road, Hanover, NH 03755) with visitors parking in the A Lot. Please be aware that parking can be challenging at Dartmouth and at times there can be heavy traffic in Hanover. Plan ahead and allow yourself at least an extra 15 minutes to find parking and walk to Tuck. You may also opt to take the Advance Transit Shuttle which arrives and departs from this lot frequently (7:00am-10:00am every 10 minutes and from 10:00am-3:00pm every 30 minutes). Please make sure you check their schedule ahead of time if you wish to take the shuttle.

Once you have parked your car you must call the Dartmouth Parking Office and register your vehicle. Please call them at 603-646-2340 and leave a brief message with your name, where you are visiting, the vehicle make and color, as well as the license plate state and number. Not registering your car may result in a fine.

Important Note about Parking
Dewey Field Lot, Lot A is the only parking lot our visitors have permission to park in. If you park in a different parking lot, you may be subject to fines or required to move your car which could, in turn, make you late for your interview and/or class visit.

You may also opt to park in downtown Hanover where there are several lots offering hourly parking. Note that on-street meters are limited to two hour parking. All paid lots are owned by the town of Hanover. Tuck has no control over these lots and cannot reimburse you for parking charges.

What are my transportation options to Hanover?

The Dartmouth Coach travels directly to Hanover, NH from either Boston, MA (Logan Airport and South Station) or NYC (Wells Fargo Building, 150 East 42nd Street). The Coach arrives right in Hanover, NH and eliminates the need to rent a car. The bus stop is a short walk from Tuck, as well as from the two hotels (Hanover Inn and Six South St Hotel) in Hanover. Please note that the Dartmouth Coach is not owned or operated by Dartmouth College.

Renting a car to travel to Hanover will offer additional lodging options and scheduling flexibility. Please be aware that bus service in the area is limited and you will need to plan well in advance. Renting a car or taking the Dartmouth Coach bus service is often a better option.

Boston, MA
Logan Airport (120 minutes away)
Logan is the closest international airport and most convenient option since the Dartmouth Coach travels directly from Logan to Hanover, NH.

Manchester, NH
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (80 minutes away)
From this airport you can rent a car and drive to Hanover or use either of the two shuttle services available; Upper Valley Shuttle or UVRide.

Lebanon, NH
Lebanon Municipal Airport (15 minutes away)
If you are flying into the Lebanon, NH airport please note that there are very limited public transit options. Please plan well in advance.

What types of accommodations are around Hanover?

Due to the high volume of visitors each year Tuck does not provide accommodations. Since they could not accommodate the thousands of visitors we have each year, being hosted by a student is not available either.

If you choose to take the Dartmouth Coach it would be most convenient to book a hotel room in Hanover. There are two options; the Hanover Inn and the Six South St Hotel. We suggest that you book a room at either of these options as soon as possible since they can sometimes fill up quickly. If they are already fully booked, the Courtyard by Marriott (Lebanon, NH) has a complimentary shuttle service to and from Dartmouth, and the Norwich Inn (Norwich, VT) is a short distance from an Advance Transit bus stop.

For additional lodging options, please visit our website.

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