Tuck School Plans to Drop Early Action, November Application Rounds

Earlier this month, Luke Anthony Peña, executive director for admissions at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, laid out plans on the Tuck 360 blog to “sunset” two of the program’s admissions rounds and rename the rest.

adcom director at Tuck School“My colleagues and I want your Tuck application experience to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible,” Peña writes. “So the team and I looked at our admissions rounds, and one number jumped out…100. That’s the number of days between our November round application deadline, and when we give you a decision—the longest wait of any round at any of our peer schools!”

Multiple Changes Await 2018-2019 Applicants

For the 2018-19 admissions cycle, applicants can bid farewell to the financially demanding Early Action round, as well as the lengthy-wait producing November round. Deadlines will now hit in late September, early January, and early April (exact dates forthcoming) and will no longer be named after the month. Expect to apply in Round 1, Round 2, or Round 3.

There’s a lot of excitement at Tuck School these days, including two things that will ease the financial burden of applicants:  a $15 million gift for scholarship funding that the school received in February, and the $250 million capital campaign. The top priorities of the campaign are new investments in students—increasing Tuck’s current scholarship abilities—as well as investments in support of faculty excellence, program innovation, and campus revitalization.

“I recognize that financing your MBA is an important consideration,” Peña writes. “If you want to be at Tuck, I want you to have the financial resources you need to be here. I’m thrilled that the campaign will bring us closer to that goal.”

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