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Course Information

  • Each course is worth one (1) Yale College credit, the equivalent of four (4) credit hours.
  • Each course meets for five weeks, with specific start and end dates in either Summer Session A or Summer Session B.
  • Online work is not exclusively self-study, and you will need to be available to meet with the course in a live environment during the course of the 5-week session.
  • Yale Summer Session courses are compressed to five weeks and taught at an accelerated pace resulting in a heavier weekly workload.  It is important to consider this when planning summer activities and applying for courses; students should expect to devote about 15 total hours per week, per course.
    • There are no make-up or rescheduled exams for online courses, please verify that there are no conflicts with your course schedule.

Note: The course will have scheduled meeting times during the week and attendance online during these times is required.

Technical In​formation

  • Yale Summer Online utilizes the Canvas learning management system to deliver the course material, click here for Canvas system requirements. 
  • All courses include online discussion sections over the Zoom video conferencing system - system requirements
  • You need to have a way to transmit video. Cameras built into computer monitors are sufficient. For students that do not have a built-in camera on their computer, one can be purchased inexpensively. Here is an example.
  • When possible, we urge you to have a wired Internet connection for the live discussion sections. 

Tip: Yale Summer Online courses feature weekly live video-based group meetings with faculty. It is essential that each participant have the requisite Internet speed of at least 2 Mb/s down / up.  Please use this link to check your speed from your summer course location - Check your speed.

Information For Current Yale College Students

  • Yale Summer Session offers financial assistance for tuition to Yale College students who receive financial aid during the regular academic year. Financial assistance covers 50% of the tuition of one course, and you may receive financial assistance for a maximum of two credits each summer
  • Yale College students on financial aid during the academic year will automatically receive this assistance by answering the relevant question on the application. No separate application is required.

Yale Summer Session courses taught exclusively online are offered in the summer as a way for students to take Yale College courses for credit without being in a physical classroom. Much of the learning is synchronous and the course work is equivalent to summer session courses taught in person, in New Haven. Online courses are designated by the letter “E” following the course number, e.g. ECON S115E. These courses may be used to fulfill distributional requirements and in some cases even requirements for the major if approved by the department.

The number of online Summer Session courses that may be applied to a Yale College degree is limited. No more than two such courses may be taken in any given summer, and no more than four online courses may be applied towards a Yale degree. A student must petition the Yale College Committee on Honors and Academic Standing for permission to exceed these limits. In the petition the student must explain the sound pedagogical reasons for an overload of online courses and how such work will not be done at the expense of study being pursued in regular Yale College courses. These limitations are only applicable to Yale College students.

Note: Students enrolled in Summer Programs Abroad (Yale and Non-Yale programs) are not permitted to take online courses concurrently.

Payment: For Credit Courses

  • The application fee of $75 is paid online with a credit card.
  • The tuition cost of $4200 and technology fee of $85 must be paid no later than the last working day before the start of the course. Nonpayment will result in immediate disenrollment.
  • Payment must be made to Yale University by check or wire transfer. Click here for payment details.

Application Process: For Credit Courses

  • The application deadline for Session A courses is May 6, 2019 and for Session B courses the deadline is June 10, 2019.
  • Fill out the online application. Choose the online course denoted by the letter “E” at the end of the number. Make a careful note of the correct five digit CRN (course registration number) that appears in parentheses following the course number.
  • Visiting students must also send a copy of a current transcript if in college or high school, or a resume if beyond college for more than ten years. This transcript copy may be faxed (203 432-2434) or emailed as a .pdf to summer.session@yale.edu. The application will be processed as soon as it is complete, i.e. we must have your online application and transcript or resume.
  • Accepted students will be notified immediately via email once they have been admitted to the course.
  • The course change deadlines for online courses are: Session A is May 22; Session B, June 26.

Non-Credit Course Option/Audit

Select online courses are available for audit (non-credit). Auditing an online course allows the student to access and experience a Yale College course without being responsible for the completion of assignments. When auditing a course online you will have access to the same course site, course materials, and assignment instructions - if you wish to complete them - as the for-credit students. In addition, you can participate in the live weekly online discussions. Grading of assignments will be at the discretion of the faculty. Audit fee: $430. Technology fee: $85. Registration deadlines: Session A, May 10; Session B, June 14. Register.

Language Reading Courses Online 2019 - GSAS

German for Reading
GMAN-S999E

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will offer an online, non-credit German for Reading course to assist students in satisfying their degree requirements. Students will acquire skills for reading German language texts of any difficulty with some fluency. Study of syntax and grammar; practice in close reading and translation of texts in different genres in the humanities and sciences.  Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive certification from the Graduate School bearing the course grade. These courses do not have live online class meetings and will not appear on transcripts issued by the University. The course is open to Yale doctoral and visiting graduate students and will be held from June 24th - July 26th. Yale doctoral student tuition and technology fee are funded by GSAS. Visiting students, tuition: $850.Technology fee: $85.

French for Reading
FREN-S999E

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will offer an online, non-credit French for Reading course to assist students in satisfying their degree requirements. Students will acquire skills for reading French language texts of any difficulty with some fluency. Study of syntax and grammar; practice in close reading and translation of texts in different genres in the humanities and sciences.  Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive certification from the Graduate School bearing the course grade. These courses do not have live online class meetings and will not appear on transcripts issued by the University. The course is open to Yale doctoral and visiting graduate students and will be held from June 24th - July 26th. Yale doctoral student tuition and technology fee are funded by GSAS. Visiting students, tuition: $850.Technology fee: $85.

Spanish for Reading
SPAN-S999E

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will offer an online, non-credit Spanish for Reading course to assist students in satisfying their degree requirements. Students will acquire skills for reading Spanish language texts of any difficulty with some fluency. Study of syntax and grammar; practice in close reading and translation of texts in different genres in the humanities and sciences.  Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive ceThese courses do not have live online class meetings and will not appear on transcripts issued by the University. The course is open to Yale doctoral and visiting graduate students and will be held from June 24th - July 26th. Yale doctoral student tuition and technology fee are funded by GSAS. Visiting students, tuition: $850.Technology fee: $85.

Italian for Reading
ITAL-S999E

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will offer an online, non-credit Italian for Reading course to assist students in satisfying their degree requirements. Students will acquire skills for reading Italian language texts of any difficulty with some fluency. Study of syntax and grammar; practice in close reading and translation of texts in different genres in the humanities and sciences.  Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive certification from the Graduate School bearing the course grade. These courses do not have live online class meetings and will not appear on transcripts issued by the University. The course is open to Yale doctoral and visiting graduate students and will be held from June 24th - July 26th. Yale doctoral student tuition and technology fee are funded by GSAS. Visiting students, tuition: $850.Technology fee: $85.

Apply

Online language reading course application opens January 3, all students can apply here. Application deadline is April 15 for Yale doctoral students; June 10 for non-Yale doctoral students.
Choose "Yale Summer Session" under the Program Choice section of the application.