Winter Bridge Applications Open August 1

Applying to Bridge

Applying to Bridge

We’re here to help you with any questions you may have about our application process.

Tuck Bridge invites applications from undergraduate first-years through graduating seniors with liberal arts or STEM majors, as well as candidates 1-5 years removed from college pursuing advanced degrees in non-business fields or working in non-business careers.


Applying for Financial Aid

Bridge offers need-based financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships. Financial aid applications will be made available once applicants are admitted to the program.


Preparing Your Application

Each component of your application maps to our admissions criteria.

 Your application form provides background information.
 Your transcripts and test scores demonstrate your academic ability.
 Your resume demonstrates your interests and accomplishments.
 Your essays demonstrate that you are thoughtful and inquisitive.
 Your submitted recommendation provides evidence of all four criteria.


Learn More About the Application Before You Apply

Academic Transcripts
Upload a copy of your unofficial academic transcript for every undergraduate or graduate school you attended. If you attended a study abroad program for 1 year or more, please include a transcript from that institution as well.

Test Scores
Upload a screenshot of your SAT or ACT scores. Test scores are not required if your undergraduate institution doesn’t require them for admission. If you have GRE or GMAT scores, you may include those, however they are not required.

If you are a non-native English speaker, please submit scores for the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Submit a resume outlining your professional, academic, and other relevant experience. 

Essay Questions
Your essays are an opportunity to articulate your candidacy for Tuck Bridge. The best responses are clear, thoughtful, genuine, and concise. We expect that your essays are completely accurate and exclusively your own.

  • Why are you applying to the Bridge Program? Please include program specifics that most interest you. What are your future career goals and how can the Tuck Bridge Program help you reach these goals?
    (300-500 words, double spaced—this essay is waived if you have attended a TuckLAB or Business Bootcamp Fundamentals program offered by Tuck's Undergraduate Programs office)
  • Thinking about your time in college, tell us about your most meaningful accomplishment, leadership experience, or challenging situation that you had to overcome. How will that experience contribute to the learning environment at Tuck?
    (300-500 words, double spaced)
  • (Optional) Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application. Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere that may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., weaknesses in academic performance, gaps in school enrollment, etc.).
  • (For re-applicants only) Please let us know how you have been spending your time since you last submitted your application for the Tuck Business Bridge Program.

Faculty Recommendation
Request one (1) recommendation from a faculty member who has had you as a student in their class and can comment on your qualifications for Tuck Bridge’s admission criteria. An additional recommendation is required for first-year undergraduate applicants. Other applicants may also submit an optional personal or professional letter of recommendation in addition to the required faculty letter if you wish.

Additional First-Year (Rising Sophomore) Undergraduate Applicant Requirements
We accept high-achieving first-year (rising sophomore) undergraduate students for our Summer Bridge programs. (Winter Bridge sessions are not open to first-year students.) There are specific additional eligibility guidelines for applying:

  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT/ACT math score of 700 or above
  • Completion of at least one quantitative undergraduate class
  • An additional letter of recommendation from a non-faculty member (employer or coach)

Application Form
Complete and submit a Tuck Bridge application to be considered for admission.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application is not considered complete until ALL the required materials have been submitted. Please plan accordingly when you request Letters of Recommendation and give them ample time to submit before an application deadline.

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