Dartmouth University - Tuck

Essay Questions for 2013-2014 / Class of 2016

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Tuck's MBA program.  

Early Action Deadline: October 9, 2013
November Round Deadline: November 6, 2013
January Round Deadline: January 3, 2014
April Round Deadline: April 2, 2014

The Essays:

Please respond fully but concisely to the following essay questions. There are no right or wrong answers. We encourage applicants to limit the length of their responses to 500 words per essay. Please double-space your responses.

  • Essay 1: Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals? Why is Tuck the best MBA fit for you and your goals, and why are you the best fit for Tuck?
  • Essay 2: Tell us about your most meaningful collaborative leadership experience and what role you played. What did you learn about your own individual strengths and weaknesses through this experience?   
  • Essay 3: Describe a circumstance in your life in which you faced adversity, failure, or setback. What actions did you take as a result and what did you learn from this experience? 
  • Essay 4: (Optional) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere that 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.

Visit the Dartmouth Tuck admissions website for more application information. Reapplicants should visit the Tuck Reapplicants page

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.