You must complete the entire application, including all of the essays.Additionally, you must complete a reapplicant essay explaining how you have strengthened your application, so going through the analysis outlined above will be helpful.
One of Tuck’s defining features is our small student body.
The personal scale of the program is critical to creating the immersive and collaborative trust-based community for which Tuck is known.
If you have changed jobs multiple times or have a gap between positions, be sure to explain what was going on. Unclear goals and/or a lack of understanding how the Tuck MBA will help you reach them is something we see from a lot of applicants.
While we don’t need your life plan down to the most specific detail, having a good sense of where you are headed, and why, is important.
If you were among those not offered admission, you may be thinking about reapplying to Tuck and wonder what we think of reapplicants, how you might improve your chances next time and what the process is. That said, we want to see reapplicants who have taken action to strengthen their candidacy, not someone who simply resubmits their previous application.
Spend some time reflecting on your prior application and identify what areas might have held you back the first time. To give you some ideas on what you might need to work on, I encourage you to start with our Admissions criteria.A higher score can make you more competitive in a strong applicant pool.If you are someone who has had very limited exposure to quantitative concepts in your education or work experience, you might consider taking some classes like financial accounting, statistics, microeconomics or finance to demonstrate that you are prepared for the rigors of an MBA program.Some applicants need to strengthen their candidacy by getting more work experience or by better highlighting their professional or community accomplishments and impact.Again we are not looking for a particular number of years of experience (but if you are only a year or two out of school, you might want to think about waiting to reapply until you get some more experience). Be sure that your results and progression are clearly articulated.Luke’s blog on our short answer questions should give you some great ideas on which to reflect.Finally, you may need to work on articulating your distinct candidacy.Even if the essay prompts are comparable to those from previous years, we strongly encourage you to rewrite all of them.Some of the topics you choose may be very similar, but approaching them with a fresh voice is likely to make them stronger.Think about whether you have conveyed those qualities in your essays and interview. I encourage you to spend some time with our definition and reflect on whether your application, essays and interview highlighted how you demonstrate those qualities in your actions and impact on others.Luke Anthony Peña, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, has written some great blog posts on this topic which you might find helpful as you think about it further.