Ask Dawna: Dispelling Myths About Applying to Tuck

Nancy G.- Admissions, December 18, 2013 | 0 comments
Tags: Ask Dawna, admissions, advice, applying

With the many websites, blogs, consultants and publications that focus on applying to business school (and new ones popping up every day), it can be difficult to determine fact from fiction when it comes to the MBA application process. Dawna Clarke, Tuck's Director of Admissions, addresses one of the most common questions she hears from prospective applicants in her latest "Ask Dawna" video

Some of the most common misconceptions about Tuck's application process are:

Tuck allocates a specific number of admit slots per round: Not true. The number of applicants who are admitted in each round is greatly influenced by the overall quality and size of the application pool each year.

International students are less likely to be admitted after the November round: We're not really sure how this one got started, but this is also not true. Again, because the overall makeup of the applicant pool varies from year-to-year, how and when applicants are admitted is partly the result of the ongoing application process.

If you haven't applied by the November round, you should wait to apply early the following year: Again, not true. We admit lots of applicants in the January round and, while the April round is typically the most competitive, a strong application will stand out--regardless of the round it is received in. The important takeaway here is that you should focus on submitting the best application you can and apply when the timing works best for you.

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As you navigate the application process, we hope you will reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.

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