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Experience a Course at Yale in the Summer

Yale Summer Session combines the resources of a world-class university with the close-knit community of a liberal arts college. In our small classes, Yale Summer Session students work closely with world-renowned faculty; they also have access to the vast array of resources on campus, including the libraries, galleries, collections, and gymnasium.  Our diverse student body comes from across the U.S. and around the world.

Pin: Over 150 summer session courses are taught by Yale faculty or affiliates, offered in over 50 different disciplines, and located on Yale's historic campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

Living and studying at Yale gives students a new found appreciation for their academics and forges friendships that will last a lifetime.  Students come to Yale Summer Session to:

  • earn credit toward their major and fulfill requirements for their degree
  • explore a new field or topic
  • focus intensely on one particular subject
  • study with Yale faculty
  • experience residential living on one of the most beautiful campuses in America
  • prepare for the challenges of highly selective colleges

Tip: Choosing a Yale Summer Session Course

  • Some courses have pre-requisites.  To enroll, your transcript must show that you have the met the pre-requisite(s).
  • Course numbers do not necessarily indicate the level of the course.   If a course has no pre-requisites, it is open to any student.
  • Some courses are not open to high school students.  Check course descriptions.
  • There is a two course limit per session.


Auditing is not allowed in courses taught in New Haven or abroad. Auditing is permitted in select online courses only. Please refer to the Non-Credit Course Option/Audit for online courses.

Summer 2019 Courses

Pin: 2019 Course Syllabi

NOTE: Some course descriptions may contain incorrect tuition or session dates. We are currently working on updating the information for 2020. 

Use the search function below to view courses offered in New Haven and online this summer. 

Summer 2020 Dates

Date: Session A:
May 25 - June 26, 2020

Session B:
June 29 - July 31, 2020




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