A Dartmouth/Tuck student reflects on the things he learned along the admissions journey that would have been useful to know at the start.
- Calculators are not permitted when taking the GMAT — obvious to those who take the preparatory GMAT courses; less obvious to those who study themselves using a book!
- Use other students to find out information on the schools you are applying for — they will be your greatest resource and almost everyone loves to talk about themselves and their experiences.
- Do not rely on rankings to make your school choices. Fit is much more important — figure out where you want to be and where you match, i.e., culture, institution, environment, and people are critical components to this critical decision
- There is room for (almost) everyone — if you are applying, you are probably good enough to get accepted. No one person has everything admissions is looking for and schools do mean it when they talk about recruiting a diverse class. However, being able to articulate why you are exceptional is a skill that can make all the difference in your application.
Read the full details about each point on the Tuck website.