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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 19:38
For the true Dartmouth/Hanover experience, I would highly recommend staying at the Hanover Inn on the Dartmouth green - especially if you're going to be getting there during the day time and you will have a chance to enjoy it and take in the scenery.

If you are going to be getting there late at night and just using it a crash pad - then yeah, go for the Courtyard or Residence Inn. I've never stayed at either but I'm sure they're fine.

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Has anyone stayed at the Courtyard or Residence Inn in Hanover? They appear to be about 3mi from campus and have a shuttle to/from campus...
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Regarding travel, I'm thinking that flying into Logan (Boston) is the best option. It seems like the Dartmouth Coach is pretty reliable and runs from morning to evening. Also, the Hanover Inn seems like a good option for staying the night before the interview/visit since the Dartmouth Coach drops you off there. Also, a car shouldn't be required if staying there, correct? Does anyone have experience with either of these options?

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 04:06
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Are these on-campus interviews or telephone interview?


On campus.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 05:03
I know everyone says on-campus is the best to do, what if i just can't make it on-campus?
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 06:00
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I know everyone says on-campus is the best to do, what if i just can't make it on-campus?


You better have a really, really good reason for not making it on-campus. The only people that they are cutting some slack are international applicants. I live on the West Coast and they told me that they fully expect me to come on-campus to interview. It's for them to gauge fit with the school, as well as for you to gauge fit with the school and figure out whether its right for you. Tuck is different from other schools - they don't offer alumni interviews to domestic candidates unless Tuck invites you to participate in one (I am thinking that they only invite a small handful of students every year). However, everyone is allowed to have an applicant-initiated interview on-campus and this is what almost everyone does.

Give their admissions office a call if you'd like more details or if you need to discuss your specific situation.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 06:34
My reason is that I can't afford it. I guess that will mean I should just take Tuck off the list then.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 06:42
Tuck definitely values visits and on campus interviews, and for a good reason...I think a lot of people love the rep and the idea of tuck. However, when they actually make it to Hanover they may have second doubts. Its a great school but the location definitely isnt for everyone. Even if you love the Tuck community, Hanover can really be a deal breaker...especially if you are married or bringing a gf/bf/fiance. I think more than any school in a big city (or within commutable distance) at a place like Tuck you really need your significant other (if you have one) to determine the possibility for a job that will further their career.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 06:52
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My reason is that I can't afford it. I guess that will mean I should just take Tuck off the list then.


If you like the school, I would call the admissions office and see if they can make arrangements for you.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 07:05
My wife is a work-at-home mom and runs her business online. She can desgin and make clothes from anywhere so location for her doesn't matter. It's not like she needs to go get a job in the community. We're both used to smaller town life.

right now I'm paying back law school loans, hospital bills for the birth of my son, and 2 trips to the ER in July for my daughter. I've actually taken 2 schools off my list I've had to use money for these extras that I was planning on using for app fees. It sucks, but that's life.

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Tuck definitely values visits and on campus interviews, and for a good reason...I think a lot of people love the rep and the idea of tuck. However, when they actually make it to Hanover they may have second doubts. Its a great school but the location definitely isnt for everyone. Even if you love the Tuck community, Hanover can really be a deal breaker...especially if you are married or bringing a gf/bf/fiance. I think more than any school in a big city (or within commutable distance) at a place like Tuck you really need your significant other (if you have one) to determine the possibility for a job that will further their career.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 08:21
jallenmorris wrote:
My reason is that I can't afford it. I guess that will mean I should just take Tuck off the list then.


I would give their Admissions Office a call before taking it off the list and see what they have to say. I did notice that on their app they have a comments section for why you didn't visit - so there is room to explain why you didn't go. The question is whether the Tuck folks will think of your reason as "valid".

I hope it works out :)
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 08:56
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Regarding travel, I'm thinking that flying into Logan (Boston) is the best option. It seems like the Dartmouth Coach is pretty reliable and runs from morning to evening. Also, the Hanover Inn seems like a good option for staying the night before the interview/visit since the Dartmouth Coach drops you off there. Also, a car shouldn't be required if staying there, correct? Does anyone have experience with either of these options?


Depends where you are flying from. Manchester NH is a lot closer and southwest flies there so its often cheaper dont know if there is a dartmouth coach there but definitely look into that. You car really isnt required, there were other people the same day as my visit who flew in and took the bus...some rented cars because they wanted to scope out the area to get the true sense of how remote it is (good idea).
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 12:58
I signed up for September 15th, will be booking my tickets in the next week or so.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 14:01
I have lived in Hanover for about six months and though it is cold (very) and rural...it sure offers a unique experience. If someone is looking for a close knit community and accessible professors...Tuck is THE place. And like someone said earlier on this post that most Tuckee's look at Tuck as a last countryside living experience. So folks I sure am applying at Tuck!
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2008, 18:47
I have a really dumb question about transcript. My undergrad school does not do direct wire transcript to the school. Can I just order a copy and mail it to the school?
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2008, 19:11
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I have a really dumb question about transcript. My undergrad school does not do direct wire transcript to the school. Can I just order a copy and mail it to the school?


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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 13:33
Do you all agree that 500 words is such an awfully low amount of space to write your career progression, goals, why MBA and why Tuck ! I mean the Tuck essay question does not specifically ask for career progression, but I am assuming that you all will be touching that topic in that essay. Let me know if I am wrong. Other school that I am applying to (UNC) has a space of 1200 for the same question, which seems more realistic. Of course, I know I don't have an option here except making my essay taut. But it looks like the adcoms have really a low threshold of patience levels while reading our essays. Thoughts ?
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 18:19
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Do you all agree that 500 words is such an awfully low amount of space to write your career progression, goals, why MBA and why Tuck ! I mean the Tuck essay question does not specifically ask for career progression, but I am assuming that you all will be touching that topic in that essay. Let me know if I am wrong. Other school that I am applying to (UNC) has a space of 1200 for the same question, which seems more realistic. Of course, I know I don't have an option here except making my essay taut. But it looks like the adcoms have really a low threshold of patience levels while reading our essays. Thoughts ?


It seems like most schools are heading in that direction. It's not easy, but you can write a good essay in 500 words that covers all that stuff. You'll probably limit your career progression to a couple sentences highlighting your major achievements.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 04:41
if we opt to take the interview on campus, do we have an option to be interviewed by Tuck alum (since they are further along in their careers and would understand better than a "second year" student would)
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 04:46
Considering that a huge % (by huge I'm thinking greater than 75%) of Tuck alumni no longer live in Hanover, the option of having an alum of Tuck do the on campus interview is not likely going to happen. I'm guessing the interview is conducted by one of the admissions staff or admissions committee members. There might be a current student sitting in on it to give their perspective, but I highly doubt the entire interview is left up to a current student.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 05:27
Scheduled my interview - September 25th. Splash and dash - in to Boston at 10:30 Wednesday, take the bus to Hanover and interview on Thursday, take the bus back, and fly out of Boston at 6am on Friday!

On a related note - since it seems a few of us will be interviewing before we submit our apps, what kind of materials do we need to provide prior to interviewing?

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 06:59
Sam, you should look at how you are going to get to the airport on Friday morning. You need to be at Logan a few hours before so like 4 am. Its a 2.5 hour or so trip down there so you will need to load a bus at 1am and I doubt there is such a bus in Hanover.

I would say you would want to look at flights closer to 10 or later.
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