The following FAQs are for all Tuck Bridge Programs. Please see specific FAQs for summer and December programs below.

General FAQs

Summer Bridge FAQs

  • Q. Can I apply to Summer Bridge if I am a rising junior?

    A. Yes, about 53 percent of our students are sophomores. 

  • Q. Can I apply if I am an international student?

    A. Yes, many international students attend Bridge each year. If you are an international student applying to the Bridge Program from outside the United States, you will have to submit a TOFEL score and apply for a visa from Dartmouth College.

  • Q. Do you accept business majors?

    A. No. Bridge courses in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and communications are intended for non-business majors. We do accept Economics majors from liberal arts and sciences institutions.

  • Q. What types of students attend Summer Bridge?

    A. Bridge students are liberal arts and sciences majors at small colleges and large universities who want to gain the competitive edge in their career development by acquiring fundamental business skills.


    View additional student demographics.

  • Q. What career development resources are available through Bridge?

    A. Bridge offers a career day mid-way through the program that includes career panels to provide insight into the industries to which MBA and Bridge graduates typically gravitate. Interactive panel discussions and a networking lunch features topics from consulting to investment banking to marketing and the nonprofit sector.


    Additionally, we will have recruiters on campus interviewing and meeting Bridge students to round out our Career Bridge Program. Tuck's Career Development Office provides workshops on writing résumés and cover letters, improving interviewing skills, and networking. Workshops will also help you tackle the tough analytical questions recruiters might ask. Bridge also offers access to its valuable corporate recruiting contacts with our online résumé book, which is sent to recruiters. Once you have perfected your résumé, it will be included in this book.

  • Q. Is there a difference between the two Summer Bridge sessions?

    A. No. The same top-rated Tuck MBA professors teach the same course material in each session. Also, the same career development programs are conducted, and recruiters generally attend both sessions.

  • Q. Will I have free time during Bridge?

    A. For the most part, your schedule is packed with courses, study group work, and career development programs. You will have classes on Saturdays, but Sundays are free days. We want you to get the most out of Bridge.

  • Q. Can I use the Tuck and Dartmouth facilities?

    A. You will have access to most of Tuck's facilities, including its business library, computer labs, study rooms, exercise room, and dining hall. In addition, you will have access to Dartmouth's dining halls.

  • Q. Where will I live and eat?

    A. Summer Bridge participants will live on the Tuck campus, in the same air-conditioned residence halls Tuck MBA students use during their school year. You will be provided with a meal card, which can be used at the various eateries on the Dartmouth campus. The Bridge Program is a total-immersion program, so you will experience Tuck as our MBA students do: by living and learning alongside your classmates.

  • Q. Can I receive course credit for attending Bridge?

    A. The Tuck Business Bridge program does not award attendees academic credit on completion of the program. Attendees would need to discuss the possibility of obtaining course credit with their undergraduate institution.

December Bridge FAQs

  • Q. What is the difference between Summer Bridge and December Bridge?

    A. The December Bridge includes the same core courses as the summer Bridge Program. Most additional sessions are offered during December Bridge.  The career development stream does not include on-campus recruiting. 

  • Q. Are non-Dartmouth students eligible to apply to December Bridge?

    A. Yes, we will accept applications from non-Dartmouth students as long as their institution is not in session during the December Bridge Program dates.

  • Q. Where will I live and eat?

    A. Dartmouth students who have fall and/or winter housing will live in Dartmouth undergraduate on-campus housing. 


    Non-Dartmouth students, and Dartmouth students not living on-campus in the fall and/or winter, will live in housing coordinated through Tuck Bridge for an additional fee. Most meals will be served in the Byrne Dining Hall or other Dartmouth Dining Services locations.