Dartmouth University - Tuck

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023


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

Round 1

Application Deadline
September 28, 2020

Admissions Decision
December 10, 2020

Round 2

January 4, 2021

March 18, 2021

Round 3

March 29, 2021

May 6, 2021

Round 1 Consortium*

October 15, 2020

Dec. 10, 2020

Round 2 Consortium*

January 5, 2021

March 18, 2021

 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 invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed. (300 words)

4. 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)

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)

Letter of Reference Questions

Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.

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?)

Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.

Is there anything else we should know? (Optional)


You have two distinct opportunities to interview with Tuck. Guaranteed interviews are available to all applicants who submit their complete application, including LORs, by September 1, 2020, or October 1, 2020 if applying to Tuck through the Consortium. For all other applicants, interviews are offered by invitation only. After an initial review of your application we may invite you to interview with us virtually. Interview invitations are extended on a rolling basis. See Visit and Interview with Tuck for additional details.

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.