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Applying to Bridge

Applying to Bridge

Annual Application Round Deadlines

Summer Bridge

  • Round 1: December 1
  • Round 2: February 1
  • Round 3: April 1

After April 1, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis as program space allows.

Winter Bridge

  • Round 1: September 1
  • Round 2: October 1

After October 1, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis as program space allows.

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 each of the components of your application:

  • Application Form

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

  • 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).

  • Resume

    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.

    Essay Questions

    1. 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? How can the Bridge Program help you reach your career goals? (300-500 words, double spaced)*

      *Essay 1 is waived if you have attended a TuckLAB or Business Bootcamp Fundamentals program offered by Tuck's Undergraduate Programs office.

    2. 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)
    3. (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.).
    4. (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.

    We will accept letters from an advisor, coach, academic/professional mentor, or former employer if a faculty letter is difficult to receive. 

  • Additional First-Year Undergraduate Applicant Requirements

    We accept high-achieving first-year 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)