Guaranteed interview opportunities now available for all rounds, expanded application fee waivers, and more.
Tuck’s 2023-2024 MBA application offers a host of applicant-friendly enhancements, including refined essay questions, the return of on-campus interviews, expanded application fee and GMAT/GRE test waivers, and more. The application, which launched today, will give prospective Tuck MBA candidates three opportunities to apply during the 2023-2024 cycle.
The Round 1 application deadline is September 25, 2023, with decisions shared on December 7, 2023. Deadlines for Rounds 2 and 3 are January 4 and March 25, 2024, respectively. Applicants will be notified of decisions for Rounds 2 and 3 on March 14 and May 2, 2024.
New for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, Tuck applicants can now guarantee an interview for all three admissions rounds if they submit their completed application—including Letters of Reference and test scores—by a given date. The guaranteed interview deadlines are September 1, 2023 (Round 1); December 1, 2023 (Round 2); and March 1, 2024 (Round 3). Applicants that do not submit their application by the guaranteed interview deadlines may be offered the chance to interview on an invitational basis.
The admissions interview is an insightful component of the application, giving candidates the opportunity to tell us, in their own voice, who they are, where they want to go, and how they plan to get there, says Lawrence Mur’ray, executive director of admissions and financial aid.
We strive to interview as many applicants as possible each year and so we’re excited to offer another chance for prospective Tuck MBAs to tell their story.
This year, Tuck Admissions will offer both virtual and, for the first time since 2020, on-campus interviews. All interviews will be valued equally in the evaluation process, whether guaranteed or invitational, in-person or virtual.
Tuck is also expanding application fee waivers for the upcoming admissions cycle. Seven new groups will be eligible for application fee waivers: Alumni (within the last five years) of academic institutions within the HALI Access Network of sub-Saharan Africa; McNair Scholars; QuestBridge Students; Schwarzman Scholars; those granted asylum in the United States; those granted refugee status in the United States under 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA); and those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
We are always looking for ways to eliminate barriers for aspiring leaders who would thrive at Tuck but are concerned—for myriad reasons—about submitting an application. By expanding our application fee waivers, we are telling prospective applicants for whom Tuck’s mission and values deeply resonate to envision themselves at Tuck and take their shot. Because we see them here.
—Lawrence Mur’ray, Executive Director, Tuck MBA Admissions and Financial Aid
We are always looking for ways to eliminate barriers for aspiring leaders who would thrive at Tuck but are concerned—for myriad reasons—about submitting an application, Mur’ray says.
By expanding our application fee waivers, we are telling prospective applicants for whom Tuck’s mission and values deeply resonate to envision themselves at Tuck and take their shot. Because we see them here.
Once again, Tuck will accept all versions of the GMAT and the GRE General Test—including the new GMAT Focus Edition and Shorter GRE General Test exams. Tuck does not prefer one test over another. Highly qualified applicants may be eligible for test waivers in the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.
Tuck’s admissions criteria remain consistent with past years, and the essay questions continue to map directly to the four primary criteria: smart, accomplished, aware, and encouraging. This year’s essay prompts have been refined to better provide applicants the opportunity to not only exhibit how they embody the four criteria, but to also demonstrate how they will thrive in Tuck’s trust-based learning environment.
Applicants can learn more about Tuck’s refined essay questions in this blog from Pat Harrison, director of admissions, evaluation and yield.
Letter of Reference questions remain the same, aligning with GMAC’s Common Letter of Recommendation Questions.