How to apply

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Here are the basics of applying to Bridge. Our FAQ section contains complete details.


Each year the Tuck Summer Business Bridge Program is completely enrolled by May. So we encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible, even before you have all of the required supporting materials.

As long as you submit your online application before the round deadline, you will be considered for that round. Once we receive your application, we will work with you through the remainder of the admissions process as your materials come in.

We accept applications from rising juniors through students who have recently graduated and advanced degree students in a non-business field of study. Business majors and graduates with more than one year of full-time business-related experience are considered over qualified for Bridge.


December Bridge is a 3-week iteration of the popular Tuck Bridge Program, conveniently placed at the start of Winter Break. December Bridge is open to  sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates of undergraduate institutions.


Smith-Tuck Business Bridge is open to women who are sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates of undergraduate institutions.


To apply to either program, please submit the following materials:

•Online application including three brief essays.

•Official transcripts from your undergraduate institution. Ask your registrar's office to send your official electronic transcript to or a signed paper copy to:

   Bridge Admissions
   Tuck Business Bridge Program
   Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
   100 Tuck Hall
   Hanover, NH 03755

•A copy of your SAT or ACT scores.

   SAT scores one or more years old are archived. Contact the College Board to have your scores sent directly to the address above. Supply them with this Bridge Program code: 3902. The College Board charges a fee for this service.
   ACT scores two or more years old are archived. You may call ACT customer service at 319-337-1313 and ask them to send your scores directly to us at the above address. Supply them with this Bridge Program code: 6727. The ACT charges a fee for this service.
   If you school’s deans or admissions office has your scores on file, you may ask them to fax a copy to 603-646-1773, addressed "Attention: Tuck Bridge Program" on the fax cover sheet.

•One letter of recommendation from faculty (from a course in which you have been enrolled), two letters for rising juniors. Request letters from your professors through the online application.

•TOEFL scores are required for international students and international students must also apply for a visa.


Summer Bridge sessions in 2016
Session 1: June 13 – July 8
Session 2: July 18 – August 12
Both Bridge sessions have the same curriculum and career development activities.

Summer Bridge Application Deadlines in 2016
Round 1: January 1
Round 2: February 15
Round 3: March 15
Round 4: April 15


Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program at Smith College
May 23 - June 10, 2016

Smith-Tuck Bridge Application Deadlines in 2016
Round 1: March 1
Round 2: April 1


December Bridge Program at Dartmouth College
November 29 - December 18, 2015

December Bridge Application Deadlines in 2015
Round 1: June 1
Round 2: August 1
Round 3: October 1

You must submit your online application by the deadline date (shown above) for that round. Your supporting materials may arrive after the deadline, however, we cannot make a final decision on your application until we receive your letter(s) of recommendation and your transcript.  If you self-report SAT or ACT scores, we will evaluate your application before your official scores arrive. 

Applicants will be notified of admission decisions approximately three to four weeks after each application deadline.

Fees and financial aid
The cost of the Summer Bridge Program is $10,500 in 2016. The fee covers tuition, room, most meals, books, and activities.

The cost for the December Bridge Program is $7,000. The fee covers tuition, meals, books and activities.

The cost of the Smith-Tuck Bridge Program is $7,500. The fee covers tuition, room, most meals, books, and activities.

Bridge offers financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships.

Mittnachta Test

College-level classes don’t really compare in terms intensity to the classes at Bridge. There you are exposed to these courses for only a few weeks, but in that brief time the rigorous training and work that you do prepares you for taking the next step to finding a job in the real world.

~Artie Mittnacht, Bridge ’09, Middlebury ’09
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