As the 2022–2023 Application Launches, Opportunities to Connect with Tuck Abound

On-campus visits return and guaranteed virtual interviews continue for the 2022 – 2023 Tuck MBA application cycle.

The 2022–2023 Tuck MBA application is now live, officially launching the admissions cycle for the class of 2025. As with the 2021–2022 cycle, prospective T’25s can expect three opportunities to submit their applications.

Key application deadlines for 2022–2023 are:

Applicants can expect Round 1 decisions on December 8, 2022; Round 2 on March 16, 2023; and Round 3 on May 4, 2023. The deadlines for students applying through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management are October 15, 2022 and January 5, 2023.

Those who complete the application—including Letters of Reference and test scores—by September 1 for Round 1 and December 1 for Round 2 will be guaranteed an admissions interview. All interviews will be conducted virtually this cycle.

“Virtual interviews have become more commonplace, and we have learned over the past two years that the logistical ease of the virtual format allows for more applicants to engage with the school,” says Amy Mitson, co-executive director of admissions and financial aid. “We also want applicants to be able to fully immerse themselves in the Tuck experience when they visit campus, and not be encumbered by the anticipation of an interview,” adds Mitson.

“It was an applicant-friendly change prompted by the pandemic. We’re keeping with this and making it standard for all applicants again this cycle. Virtual interviews continue to allow us to get the level of insight we need to truly understand what a candidate can bring to Tuck and they eliminate disparities around ability to or comfort level with traveling,” says Pat Harrison, co-executive director of admissions and financial aid.

Beyond admissions interviews, candidates will have a multitude of opportunities to visit campus and to connect with Tuck, both in-person and virtually. Starting today, June 27, and extending throughout all application rounds, the Tuck Admissions team and student ambassadors will engage with candidates through numerous events.  Campus visit days include opportunities to sit in on a class, have lunch with current students, meet the admissions team, and tour Tuck.  Those will be offered daily starting in September. Additionally, Tuck will present its usual autumn slate of larger admissions-focused events including the annual Tuck Diversity and Women in Business Conferences, as well as a Military Visit Day.

New for the 2022–2023 cycle, Tuck will accept the Duolingo English Test as an English language proficiency assessment. The test is taken online via a computer with a front-facing camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Tuck when applicants submit their results.

Tuck’s admissions criteria remain unchanged, anchored by four common characteristics that describe the school’s students: smart, accomplished, aware, and encouraging.

In the 2022–23 application, there will be three required 300-word essays, plus optional and reapplicant essays, if applicable. The essays, which remain the same this cycle, offer applicants the opportunity to demonstrate how they are strong across the criteria.

2022–2023 Tuck Essay Questions

  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)
  4. (Optional) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere and may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application. (300 words)
  5. (To be completed by all reapplicants) How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally. (300 words)

Applicants can learn more about Tuck’s essay questions in this blog from Pat Harrison, co-executive director of Tuck Admissions.

Letter of Reference questions will also remain the same this cycle, aligning with GMAC’s Common Letter of Recommendation Questions.

Letter of Reference Questions

  1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
  2. How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (e.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)
  3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.
  4. Is there anything else we should know? (Optional)