May 26, 2022

Tuck’s 2022-2023 Essay Questions

By Patricia Harrison
Director of Admissions, Evaluation and Yield

We are excited to share an advance look at the Tuck application essays! The application for the 2022-2023 season will open soon, but our essay questions have been finalized so we wanted to share them with you now. Be sure to look for our upcoming Admissions Insights blog on the essays for advice and guidance on what we are looking for in each of our essay prompts.

All applicants must respond to the following essay prompts:

  1. Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck? (300 words)
  2. Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are. (300 words)
  3. Tuck students are encouraging, collaborative, and empathetic, even when it is not convenient or easy. Describe a meaningful experience in which you exemplified one or more of these attributes. (300 words)

All reapplicants must respond to an additional essay prompt:

How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally. (300 words)

The following essay prompt is optional:

Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere (e.g., atypical choice of evaluators, factors affecting academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application. (300 words)

We’ve also set the Important Dates for the Class of 2025. Round 1 applications are due September 26; Round 2 is due January 4; and Round 3 is due March 27. We will continue to offer guaranteed interviews for applicants who submit a complete application by September 1 for Round 1, or by December 1 for Round 2. For those applying to Tuck through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Consortium 1 applications are due October 15; Consortium 2 is due January 5. Guaranteed interviews will be offered to applicants who submit a complete application by October 1 for Consortium 1, or by December 1 for Consortium 2.

The MBA application process is an opportunity to reflect on your experiences, your plans for the future, and what motivates you. Just as you learn about us in the coming months, we can't wait to learn about you as well!

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