Jul 05, 2023

Tuck’s 2023-2024 Essay Questions

By Patricia Harrison
Director of Admissions, Evaluation and Yield

Patricia Harrison

We are excited to share an advance look at the Tuck application essays! The application for the 2023–2024 season will open soon, but we wanted to share the updated essay questions and Important Dates for the Class of 2026 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. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why now? How will the distinct Tuck MBA contribute to achieving your career goals and aspirations? (300 words)
  2. Tell us who you are. How have your values and experiences shaped your identity and character? How will your background contribute to the diverse Tuck culture and community? (300 words)
  3. Describe a time you meaningfully contributed to someone else’s sense of inclusion in your professional or personal community. (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 references, 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)

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

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