Dartmouth Announces New MBA Deadlines, Changes to Admissions

Dartmouth MBA Deadlines

In preparation for the 2019-20 admissions cycle, beginning in early July, the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire, is introducing a few new changes, including new.

Luke Anthony Peña, Tuck Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, says, “We pledge to listen and to be responsive to our applicants. Moving our round one deadline back two weeks provides several additional days for aspiring Tuck students to visit campus and interview before finalizing round one applications. And once again, we are committing to a shorter wait time for decisions.”

The short-answer section of the application is also going by the wayside, instead prioritizing space for essays. Tuck applicants will provide three separate 300-word essays on the following:

  • “Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck?”
  • “Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are.”
  • “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.”
Dartmouth MBA Deadlines

In addition to changes to the essay and recommendation sections in its applications, Dartmouth MBA deadlines have been pushed back slightly for the 2019-20 season.

As for recommendations, Tuck will now be using GMAC’s Common Letter of Recommendation Questions, which are as follows:

  • “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)”

Peña adds:

“We really enjoy getting to know our applicants and are eager to reduce anxiety in the application process. Our previous questions for references were distinct. Applicants told us that made the process more onerous. We trust that references with the knowledge, desire, and time to thoughtfully advocate for applicants will still surface meaningful examples of Tuck criteria when responding to these common prompts.”

Dartmouth MBA Deadlines

Application DeadlineDecision ReleaseEnrollment Decision/Deposit Due
Round OneSeptember 28, 2020December 10, 2020February 15, 2021
Round TwoJanuary 4, 2021March 18, 2021April 26, 2021
Round ThreeMarch 29, 2021May 6, 2021May 28, 2021
Round FourRolling from April 1, 2021 to June 1, 2021Rolling from May 10, 2021 to July 1, 20212 weeks after admission offer date
Consortium Round OneOctober 15, 2020December 10, 2020February 15, 2021 or April 26, 2021
Consortium Round TwoJanuary 5, 2021March 18, 2021April 26, 2021


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Matthew Korman is a writer on MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.

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