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# Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink]

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29 Aug 2011, 12:40
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If you haven't already... make sure you visit the campus before you submit your application. I think most current Tuck students and alum on the site would say the same thing. Tuck is probably the only school where fit will really trump a lot of other things and the more "love" you show for the school the better your app will be. You can't get this kind of feeling until you've visited. With the location being in a rural setting (very rural), you really need to know that you can commit to living there for 2 years if admitted. The admission committee wants people who genuinely know they want to be a Tuckie and who they think will be successful in that environment... not to mention actually attend if admitted. If you're really aiming at attending next fall, I would scheduled your class visit & interview within the next 2-3 weeks and get that app submitted by October 14th.
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30 Aug 2011, 18:55
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Pkit wrote:
I would like to adress the question to current Tuck students.

How generous is Tuck in scholarships? What amount of scholarship and other financial aid did you (or someone whom you know) receive from Tuck?

Speaking for myself, it's hard to say. I was happy with my package. It's kind of like GMAT scores. Once you are enrolled, nobody asks. Same with money.
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01 Sep 2011, 10:15
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eestineiu is right, generally people don't talk too much about scholarships. I have spoken to several people who told me that they have gotten them but we did not discuss actual dollar amounts.

It seems to be pretty rare to be awarded a scholarship but I think that Tuck does everything in it's power to ensure that if you are accepted you will be able to afford the course. I was very happy with my package, I was awarded exactly what I needed to be able to afford and attend and I believe that the adcom and financial aid office planned it that way.

Scholarships are given based both on merit and on need. I.e. some money is used to help recruit exceptional people that the adcom really want to attend the course, and some money is used to ensure that those who receive an offer are able to attend.

Hope this helps...

Also, here's another article that puts Tuck in a good light: http://poetsandquants.com/2011/09/01/th ... -startups/
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20 Sep 2011, 11:41
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[quote][/quote]

Are you an international student? 450 is fine. I had a couple of essays at about that length.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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22 Sep 2011, 06:21
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shorttheworld wrote:
anyone going to the tuck event tonight @ yale club in nyc?

Shorttheworld (I'd be short too), I went yesterday. I also had my class visit, interview and that stuff in Hanover yesterday.. The people up there are so bloody friendly and nice, and while I haven't been accepted anywhere (yet - hopefully, touch wood), I kind of hope to only be accepted one place. That way I wouldn't have to deal with choosing. Because, although it is in NH (personally this wouldn't be an issue), it is a fantastic place. Academics are stellar - but this you would expect from any such school. What sets it apart in my opinion is the people and culture. What they say at their events is actually true. What are your thoughts on recruiting? Goldman had been there one day before, and given the class size of 270 people roughly, it must be "easier" to get an in with that? Then again, my friend who just graduated with 800 peers from Columbia also landed a sweet job...

My trip, and return leg, to Hanover:D :

Distance Time Mpg Speed
252.00 3.92 32.30 64.00
252.00 3.67 34.20 68.00
504.00 7.58 33.25 66.00
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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07 Oct 2011, 07:02
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meprarth wrote:
Hey,

Can you submit the applicaiton even if the recommendations are not yet done?

You can submit anytime regardless of recommendations. The app will not be complete until the recommendations are received.
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07 Oct 2011, 10:59
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meprarth wrote:
So if I submit by EA deadline but my recommenders submit a couple of days later will it be considered for EA?

You should be fine. Depends what a couple days is. I would try to make sure its at most 2 days late. I do not know the exact policy, so I give this suggestion with a word of caution. Best to urge your recommender to submit as close to the deadline as possible.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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07 Oct 2011, 12:25
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In your case, to be safe...I would send tuck admissions an email, they are pretty quick to answer all questions, and are easy to talk to
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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09 Oct 2011, 05:48
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gunnertv wrote:
Guys. I am an international applicant applying in the November round and I would not get a chance to visit before the November round. I am also using my GRE score(1500/1600) for my app. Is it too much of a disadvantage? Can I request them for an on campus interview after the deadline as I am currently on an international assignment where I am not allowed to take leaves. That is also the reason I could not take my GMAT yet

I would explain the situation in the optional essay. I would also ask the admissions about requesting an interview after the deadline. It also depends on how far after the deadline. I'm sure within 2-3 weeks would be okay but anything after that would probably be a no. I would check with admissions
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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19 Oct 2011, 19:24
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I'm a first-year vet at Tuck and looking to pay back all the help I got from the vets in b-school while I was applying. If any military applicants have any questions about applying to Tuck, please feel free to send me a PM.
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26 Oct 2011, 10:11
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tranceparent wrote:
Does anyone know if Tuck informs you in which round your application is being considered for.

I submitted on Oct 12, in time for the EA round, and today it says app completed on Oct 24. All my materials were in by Oct 12, so I am suspecting that they matched the various components of my app (rec, gmat score etc) on Oct 24.

So would it be correct to assume that I am still in the running for the EA round?

Yes, you are still in the running for the EA round. I had the same question, and spoke with someone in the admissions office. They clarified for me that the "app completion" status is only relative to when the admissions committee has "processed" all of our materials and has verified they are not missing anything. Good luck - only 7 weeks to go.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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27 Oct 2011, 00:15
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I finally received my interview invite for 11/3. It will coincide with the Tuck reception at Mumbai on 11/2. So I will be in Mumbai for 2 days. Now I am rushin to book tickets and buy myself few suits (previously I had only one which I neve wore and now does not fit me).

So everyone, please wish me luck.

Good luck to others waiting for an invite.
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27 Oct 2011, 06:49
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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04 Nov 2011, 12:36
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Hi All, I am going to Hanover on Nov 8 and have an interview with the adcom on Nov 9. If anyone is interested in sharing the room for 8th night and reduce the costs, please PM me. Over 150$for a night's sleep is better shared and spend for more constructive purposes P.S. I don't snore Hey Rajadi and anyone else that is going to Tuck. I had my interview there last month. I have to say the school is INCREDIBLE. I loved everything about the school and the people. I am sure you will love it. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the EA notification. When I went the to Tuck, I rented a car and stayed at a hotel in White River Junction. Go to hotwire.com and look for 3 star hotels in Hanover (they will say the closest is White River Junction, which is a 10 minute drive) and you will see hotels there for$75 or so for a night. I got mine for \$65 and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. It was actually very nice and the hotel also had free breakfast. I have been using hotwire a lot for my school interviews (at Duke, Kellogg etc) and have been able to stay in nice places fairly affordably. PM if you have any questions.

P.S. Anyone else feel that they over exhausted their MBA application budget? I am now dipping into my actual savings I set aside for tuition to pay for the applications. I hope it works out

Good luck everyone!
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14 Nov 2011, 22:04
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Visited Tuck today and had my interview. Absolutely loved it there. Everyone's enthusiasm is contagious, and it was clear that the students are very happy with Tuck and Hanover.

Looking forward to applying in January.

If anyone needs any tips on getting to Hanover/where to stay/eat/etc feel free to PM me. I had flown into NJ for a wedding and rented a car to drive up the day before my scheduled visit.

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17 Nov 2011, 07:52
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jinunike wrote:
Hello Folks,

Can somebody advise if it is Ok to send changes in your work profile (new positions,promotions, etc) to the adcom post submission. I am an international candidate and habe applied already in EA. Done with my interviews (applicant initiated).

The default answer here is that "if you have a positive, substantive change (ie promoted from consultant to manager) to your application, then it is worthwhile providing an update". If it's something to the tune of "I have more responsibility and now help organize social events" then it is probably not worth it, and may show poor judgment. I have also heard that you should send the updates to the generic Tuck admissions email, not an individual on the admissions committee. Hope this helps.
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27 Nov 2011, 20:27
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djohnsons wrote:
Thanks. Am just feeling unfair and limited chance to get in.
It is hard to believe that this kind of cheating is somehow common in MBA application.
We did not see any scandal in the past few years, right? They all survived and could have been working at a prestige company with good pay.

No point in worrying about what anyone else is doing but yourself. You can't control it, so whats the point? Just put forth your best application and everything will work out in the end.
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28 Nov 2011, 10:40
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djohnsons wrote:
Thanks. Am just feeling unfair and limited chance to get in.
It is hard to believe that this kind of cheating is somehow common in MBA application.
We did not see any scandal in the past few years, right? They all survived and could have been working at a prestige company with good pay.

Agreed with your point, and too with some of the opinions of the GMATClubbers - all that you can control is your own actions, so put your best foot forward. I understand your frustration, but quite honestly, you don't have to have cured cancer, or saved a company from ruin to get into a top school

As for AdComm's not caring about dishonesty, I don't think that is accurate.

Sure, there is the subjective "they have had many years of experience, so have a sense of what's real and what's not", how much faith people have in that statement varies.

However, most schools also carry out some form of background check on admitted students. (I do not have any official word on this from a school source, but a simple search on this and other forums will yield numerous discussions about this topic). As in anything, there are some applications that sneak through, but it would be logical to think the majority are filtered out.

Think of B Schools as a workflow:

The AdComms control the input (students), the faculty, staff, career office process the input, and the output is an employable graduate. The feedback loop is that the employable graduate does great work, and further adds to the prestige of the school.

So, the Admissions team must work hard to assemble a class of the most high-potential candidates because they have to meet the expectations of the school, AND those of the recruiters. Schools need to be able to place their graduates in the market.

A lot of the "prestige" of schools come from the work their alumni have been able to accomplish, and schools care about this. As an AdCom I wouldn't bet on an applicant whose stories I feel are fake. Would you?

So saying that AdComms don't really care about fabricated applications is a disservice to them, because it is in their best interest to care about fabrications, and they do.

As for not seeing a scandal in recent years, maybe there aren't as many fake applications as we think?
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04 Dec 2011, 11:07
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watersty wrote:
hey guys
I am waiting for EA result too. Since I am a re-applicant from last year and my interview being waived, it is really a long time to get that phone call.

about ten more days to go. hang in there buddy!
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04 Dec 2011, 19:13
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craymanz wrote:
watersty wrote:
hey guys
I am waiting for EA result too. Since I am a re-applicant from last year and my interview being waived, it is really a long time to get that phone call.

about ten more days to go. hang in there buddy!

10 really long days....
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