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Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants!

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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  14 Feb 2014, 11:00
 FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Thanks on Valentines Why do you want to come to Tuck? Tight knit community,  winter wonderland (main image), fancy being in woods, awesome educational experience, great prospects… and? And...let me tell you a small story. Feb 13th: First thing I noticed in the morning was that I lost one of my gold ear rings. I searched my room, told a friend and uploaded a photo on T14.5 Facebook group. Some said sorry, some said they will let me know if they find it. I wasn’t sure where I lost it. So, gave up my search.  Feb 14th: I was walking back to my dorm room after lunch, when I saw a tiny shiny thing on the wooden shelf at the entrance of Raether hall (It’s usually a busy, hangout place in our dorm).  From a distance, the shiny thing looked like a finger ring. I let my imagination flow – someone was probably planning on an elaborate proposal and I shouldn’t meddle with their script. However, curiosity took over and I went to check it. Surprise! That was my ear ring!! I will spare you all the silly first thoughts I had at that moment. But I didn’t know if I should believe in what I was seeing. I don’t know who kept the ring there – could have been cleaning staff, a student or someone else. Whoever it is, THANK YOU! Most importantly, I realized I should be grateful and not be surprised. Why? Honesty, integrity and ethics – these are the values imbedded deep in the fabric of Tuck community - students, professors, staff and everyone. We live by these values and make no exceptions. I don’t know if this would be a similar story in some other place. I do know that it happens this way at Tuck. This is just a small example. I have had other expereinces, and heard more stories from other friends. Such experiences define our life at Tuck, and make us who we are. These values take us forward, help us make the right decisions and in the process - be responsible citizens and responsible leaders.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  14 Feb 2014, 20:00
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Feb 2014, 03:25
I'm applying Tuck this year but just found I'm pregnant. If enrolled, I'll give birth in late September when school just starts. What are my choices?
Will Tuck allow me to defer one year in such circumstances?
If not, will Tuck allow me to enroll with pregnancy?
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Feb 2014, 06:06
FWIW, when I was on campus my interviewer told me a story about a married couple, both at Tuck, who had a child during the school year. I had asked a question about Tuck partners, etc. From what I can tell, Tuck is pretty flexible with regards to family arrangements like yours.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Feb 2014, 07:34
Mylittlesecret -- I'm guessing you're not from the USA, because laws are pretty good about protecting pregnant women from discrimination. That said, the first semester at Tuck is notoriously fast-paced, so I hope you have a partner who's willing to help out in a massive way.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Feb 2014, 09:53
mylittlesecret wrote:
I'm applying Tuck this year but just found I'm pregnant. If enrolled, I'll give birth in late September when school just starts. What are my choices?
Will Tuck allow me to defer one year in such circumsc?
If not, will Tuck allo me to enroll with pregnancy?

Tuck should definitely allow you to defer in this situation. Just let them know ASAP. It may be difficult to keep up with the workload during pregnancy/with a newborn.

I'm assuming you have been admitted?

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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  15 Feb 2014, 12:11
Thanks for all the replies! Yes I am international. Guess I need to talk with different parties to make a decision.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  17 Feb 2014, 05:32
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There have been pregnant Tuckies. A T14 gave birth this year. There have been single mothers at Tuck with no family here to help. If you get in, Tuck will take care of you. It's what we do. We're family.

I'm just a student and I can't speak for the adcom about deferments, but I have a hard time believing that they'd deny a deferment to you over something like that. If you chose to come while pregnant, I think Sally Jaeger and the rest of the MBAPO would probably be eager to help you figure out how to manage it all. Besides, your baby will probably be the first TinyTuckie from your class. Everyone would be very excited!

This is a joyous time! Congratulations!

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I'm applying Tuck this year but just found I'm pregnant. If enrolled, I'll give birth in late September when school just starts. What are my choices?
Will Tuck allow me to defer one year in such circumstances?
If not, will Tuck allow me to enroll with pregnancy?
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 06:47
Any news for Jan round applicants?
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 06:52
spikey07 wrote:
Any news for Jan round applicants?

I don't think there will be any news until 13 or 14 of March! Still a long wait
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 07:03
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spikey07 wrote:
Any news for Jan round applicants?

I don't think there will be any news until 13 or 14 of March! Still a long wait

I havent even received an interview invite..too late for that now I guess
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 11:38
Waiting, waiting, waiting...

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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 12:08
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Because Tuck has an open interview policy and everyone who comes on campus is interviewed, very few people are ever invited to interview. There is absolutely nothing you can really read into this other than demographics about GMATclub forum users in different rounds.

-Current T'15, but not speaking for the AdCom

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pirimidin1 wrote:
Has anyone received the interview invitation for Jan round?

Even I have asked the same question on the forum a few days back!! No one seems to be responding, so I am hoping that there still time!

Which country are you from?

I think class 2016 might be almost full, because there are very few interview invitations for Jan Round, based on my personal observations on the forum.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 13:11
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Housing at Tuck
There is a lot of housing within walking distance of Tuck. Some of it allows pets and some don't. In general, housing is in limited supply and rents are higher than you might expect. Be careful of what utilities are included in the rental price. Heating can be expensive in the winter. Most good apartments are passed down from one Tuckie to another (saving landlords a ton of work and keeping the good ones "in the family"). This means they almost never actually get officially posted anywhere online except for an internal Google doc (Google docs run the Tuck social life - I'm sure there will be one again this year). There will be housing tours at ASW. You can get a feel for the different options then.

As a current student with a partner and two cats, we found it easiest to locate a place in Sachem. We pay $1525 +$50 pet fee for a 2 bedroom / 1 bath end unit. You can pay more or less depending on unit. All utilities are included except electricity and our place is not heated by electricity. Living in Sachem, I actually get door to door drop off service in the Winter. If I lived off campus in town, I'd need to walk or take the in-town bus (this one runs every 10 min) during the Winter. I prefer the door to door.

Feel free to ask me anything about coming to Tuck with a partner, living with Sachem, or any other burning questions about student life you have. I am a female student with a male partner living full time in Hanover. Tuck helped him find a job and he now works for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. We have no children, but Sachem is full of them. I definitely recommend Sachem to anyone with children.

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What is Sachem?
A Dartmouth grad housing community for students with partners and children. It is the second largest concentration of Tuckies outside of the dorms.

Is Sachem walking distance?
No.

Is there a bus?
Yes, but only runs once an hour.

Do you ever take that bus?
Almost never.

Does this seem to be a problem?
Not even a little bit. We even share 1 car among the two of us. Sachem is 50-60% Tuck. You can literally just stand on the main road with your thumb out to hitch a ride to school at almost any time of day. Ride shares for getting to school in the morning and coming back at night are routine. There is also a dedicated Facebook group called Sachem Rides. Tuck is a 5-10 min drive from Sachem depending on traffic/route.

-Current T'15

View from our front porch after last week's snow storm:

senyi wrote:
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Random question. Are any current Tuck students active on this thread? If so, can anyone tell me if there is housing close to Tuck (within 10 minutes walking distance) that would allow me to have a pet?

Someone asked a similar question in today's Chat with Tuck. Sachem Village if I remember correctly.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 13:16
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Tgt wrote:
spikey07 wrote:
Any news for Jan round applicants?

I don't think there will be any news until 13 or 14 of March! Still a long wait

I havent even received an interview invite..too late for that now I guess

Are all of the people asking about interview invites internationals who couldn't afford the time/money to visit the campus?

EDIT: (This is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I was just surprised to see people expecting interview invites when the school gives them to everyone who applies.)
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 19:00
 FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: How do YOU de-stress? Today some students found their happy in the company of furry friends! Organized by the MBAPO (MBA Program Office) and Tuck's Quality of Life Chair, we had a room full of Tuck dogs ready and willing to play, cuddle, kiss, nuzzle, and take away ALL the anxiety that can come with being a busy student at a top business school.  Leave it to Tuck to come up with such a brilliant idea! Numerous studies show that pets and therapy animals can help reduce stress in humans.  The below picture is just a small sample of the pups that helped raise everyone's spirits this afternoon at Tuck.  What a great day!
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  20 Feb 2014, 01:29
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Are all of the people asking about interview invites internationals who couldn't afford the time/money to visit the campus?

EDIT: (This is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I was just surprised to see people expecting interview invites when the school gives them to everyone who applies.)

Quite possibly. I imagine the time/cost can make it prohibitive for most internationals.

I am an international but I interviewed on campus I wanted to do everything I possibly could to improve my candidacy at Tuck as it's the only school I really, really, REALLY want to attend. I think I will be devastated if Tuck rejects me.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  20 Feb 2014, 04:29
bschoolaspirant9 wrote:
hollaback wrote:

Are all of the people asking about interview invites internationals who couldn't afford the time/money to visit the campus?

EDIT: (This is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I was just surprised to see people expecting interview invites when the school gives them to everyone who applies.)

Quite possibly. I imagine the time/cost can make it prohibitive for most internationals.

I am an international but I interviewed on campus I wanted to do everything I possibly could to improve my candidacy at Tuck as it's the only school I really, really, REALLY want to attend. I think I will be devastated if Tuck rejects me.

Actually you're probably closer than many US applicants :D
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  20 Feb 2014, 13:00
 FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Ask Dawna - Which round should I apply in? We're often asked which application round will maximize a candidate’s chance at admission. Tuck doesn’t designate a specific number of offers to each round, but rather bases offers on the quality and quantity of the applicant pool during that particular round. Though April is a bit more competitive since many spots in the class are full, we try to be equitable throughout. On that note, it’s best to apply with the strongest application possible, whether that means shooting for Early Action or April. Bottom line, a strong application will stand out regardless of the round you apply in. Good luck as your prepare your applications – we look forward to reading them!     Our next application deadline is April 2, 2014
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2016- Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  20 Feb 2014, 23:40
hollaback wrote:

Are all of the people asking about interview invites internationals who couldn't afford the time/money to visit the campus?

EDIT: (This is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I was just surprised to see people expecting interview invites when the school gives them to everyone who applies.)

Most probably. I couldn't make it up to Hanover from India for the applicant-initiated interview. Luckily, I was given a chance to interview on Skype and am joining Tuck this fall.
I would assume all US applicants would be expected to take advantage of the open-interview policy (I thought Tuck was much more vocal about this than Duke or Kellogg).

In hindsight though, I wish I had visited!
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