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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2011, 06:22
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There's a little article here about professor Robert Howell here: http://www.mbamission.com/blog/2011/07/ ... dartmouth/

And it looks like 2011 is going to be another good year for Tuck: http://thedartmouth.com/2011/07/05/news/Tuck
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 05:10
I'm leaving work early today to make the LONG drive from DC to hanover for the visit day tomorrow. I'm really excited because as I've done my research, I've come to really like Tuck so I'm very interested to see it in person.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 07:48
Attached a T11 resume book i downloaded off the net, this represents a sample of the students at Tuck (looks like the grouping is more towards VC interested students)...

interesting, is all I could say :p
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 07:54
This Early action round - is it a rolling process? that is, if I apply now, will I be "called for interview" much before the deadline?? Or will the decision come out only after the deadline?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 11:10
FrozenTongue wrote:
This Early action round - is it a rolling process? that is, if I apply now, will I be "called for interview" much before the deadline?? Or will the decision come out only after the deadline?


No, the process is not rolling. You can apply 1-minute before the deadline and be reviewed before someone applying today.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 15:18
I recently started attending some Dartmouth alumni events in the bay area (DAASV) and the alumnis have all been great (wife has her undergrad from Dartmouth). Everyone is really down to earth, friendly, very generous, and proud of the the school and student body.

Some of the events the alumni group coordinates are absolutely amazing too! Last weekend my wife and I went to the DAASV event where they booked the USS Hornet for an overnight trip and pong (they claim to have invented it :-D ).

Tuck will definitely be on my list of top schools to apply to.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 18:01
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Hi all,

I will be attending Tuck this fall (together with Tuck2013, RHB, eestineiu, richmonder, and many others). Happy to hear everybody's interest in Tuck, and GOOD luck in your application! If you have any questions about Tuck, I will be glad to help.

Quick note about myself. I am an international student from South-East Asia, 31 year old at matriculation, and I was admitted to Tuck in the EA round. If you have a similar background, dying to get into Tuck, and have any burrning questions on the application, please feel free to shoot it my way.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 13:46
I was trying to schedule a campus visit and interview in the coming 2 months. But the online system kept saying that no results were found. I tried different search categories but it didn't work. Did anyone have the same problem?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 14:21
I don't think the scheduling system is live yet. I know the application still isn't online at least.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 18:12
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I was trying to schedule a campus visit and interview in the coming 2 months. But the online system kept saying that no results were found. I tried different search categories but it didn't work. Did anyone have the same problem?


Based on my experience last year, the interview/visit schedule should be up anytime soon. When I was applying last year, I registered on Aug 12 though the system, for interview/visit on Sep 16. I would suggest that you continue monitoring the website for available time slots, while continue to read up and talk to alums for a good understanding of Tuck.

All the Best!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 19:25
I am in for R1.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 03:03
For all of those researching the school the Tuck admissions blog is a good read: http://tuckschool.blogspot.com/
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 06:21
In for early action. After visiting the school for the summer event on 29th July, I'm very much looking forward to apply.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 08:41
In for early action
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 04:12
The online application is now live.

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 13:55
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I'll also be attending Tuck this September.

I'll also be happy to answer any questions that you have so please feel free to ask them here of pm me for a quicker response.

Right now I'm only qualified to answer questions regarding the application process but once I'm actually attending the school I'll be happy to answer whatever I can.

Just so you know, I applied in the April round, was waitlisted, and then finally accepted in June.

Good luck to everyone who is applying!

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Thank you for all the great advice and information! I am just curious if you have any insight into the self-initiated interviews. Do you have a sense from your fellow classmates as to how many of them went with this option as opposed to the invitations? Is this a good option once you are waitlisted?

Just wanted to get your thoughts!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 16:16
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How are you doing on Tuck essays? I am interested in knowing thoughts of current Tuck students on word count. I just finished my Tuck goal essay and the word count is 790 words.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 20:08
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How are you doing on Tuck essays? I am interested in knowing thoughts of current Tuck students on word count. I just finished my Tuck goal essay and the word count is 790 words.


Hey app2012, I am currently at 750 myself and I feel that it is too high. While Tuck provides no max, I think there are some extremes to that number. Given the recommended length is 500 I am shooting to get myself down to 600 words or less. Obviously I would not cut sentences and words that add value, but reading these forums there have been some good ideas out there.

The few that I remember are:

1. Read the essay backwards and see how it flows. There are probably organizational issues that can be found and sentences that become superfluous to the overall message.
2. Read the essay and look for weak sentences in paragraphs. These sentences either add no value and need to be removed, or are weak and need to be revised.
3. Have 2-3 other people read the essays. Ideally people who have applied to B-School. get their inputs and take their advice. Usually a fresh set of eyes will help cut out unnecessary words.

Regardless of what I have said, I would not take out anything you think adds value to the essay. You essay should portray you message and I would not do anything to sacrifice that.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 20:46
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app2012 wrote:
Hey Guys,
How are you doing on Tuck essays? I am interested in knowing thoughts of current Tuck students on word count. I just finished my Tuck goal essay and the word count is 790 words.


Hey app2012, I am currently at 750 myself and I feel that it is too high. While Tuck provides no max, I think there are some extremes to that number. Given the recommended length is 500 I am shooting to get myself down to 600 words or less. Obviously I would not cut sentences and words that add value, but reading these forums there have been some good ideas out there.

The few that I remember are:

1. Read the essay backwards and see how it flows. There are probably organizational issues that can be found and sentences that become superfluous to the overall message.
2. Read the essay and look for weak sentences in paragraphs. These sentences either add no value and need to be removed, or are weak and need to be revised.
3. Have 2-3 other people read the essays. Ideally people who have applied to B-School. get their inputs and take their advice. Usually a fresh set of eyes will help cut out unnecessary words.

Regardless of what I have said, I would not take out anything you think adds value to the essay. You essay should portray you message and I would not do anything to sacrifice that.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Man! This is helpful.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2011, 02:21
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app2012 wrote:
Hey Guys,
How are you doing on Tuck essays? I am interested in knowing thoughts of current Tuck students on word count. I just finished my Tuck goal essay and the word count is 790 words.


I think Tuck does not have any hard and fast rule on the word count, though there is a guideline of 500 words per essay. IMHO it very much depends on the amount of meaning/relevant stuff you can share. I believe it is more important to write concisely and communicate your perspectives effectively, rather than sticking to the 500 word guideline as a strict limit. Getting friends to review your essays definitely helps. Personally, I had 697 words for my Tuck goal essay when I applied last year. My average word count is definitely more than 500 words per essay, though one of my essay has as few as 367 words.
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