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Application Requirements

Yale Summer Session seeks motivated high school students who wish to enroll in Yale College courses for credit. While enrolled in Yale courses, qualified high school students will share the classroom with college students and will do college-level work. All participants will be held to the same set of standards.

Please refer to Dates & Costs for all of the relevant deadlines. All supporting documentation must be received on or before the application deadline. Below the requirement list, we provde further explanation about some of the requirements.


Tip: Pre-College students who wish to apply to Yale Summer Session...

  • Must be entering the senior year of high school (summer after junior year) or freshman year of college (summer after senior year).
  • Must be 16 years of age or older by their program start date.

The following materials are required for pre-college student applications:

  1. Online Application
  2. Your High School Transcript
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a current teacher and one from a guidance counselor
  4. SAT / PSAT / ACT test scores (international pre-college students are not required to submit these scores)
  5. Immunization Requirements


Academic Information for Pre-College Students

  • Two courses per session is the maximum enrollment. A minimum of one of those courses must be taken on-campus.
  • Pre-college students living on campus are required to be full-time students; they must take two course credits (the equivalent of eight semester hours) per session.
  • Some courses are not open to pre-college students; please refer to the individual course descriptions for additional information.
  • Pre-college students are not eligible to participate in or take any portion of a Yale Summer Session Program Abroad. 

Residential Information for Pre-College Students

  • Pre-college students, including those who have just graduated from high school, are required to live on campus unless they live with their family within commuting distance of New Haven.
  • They are expected to remain on-campus overnight except when participating in activities sponsored by Yale Summer Session, or when they have written permission from a parent or guardian to leave campus for a pre-determined, specified amount of time.  
  • Yale undergraduates serve as residential counselors and provide support and assistance.
  • All students under the age of 18 live in the same residential college and are subject to a curfew and other special regulations. Students 18 years of age or older are housed separately.

Academic Transcripts

An unofficial transcript or academic record in English is required as part of the application to Yale Summer Session. 

  • High school students should submit a high school transcript showing final grades.

The online application enables applicants to upload an unofficial copy of their academic transcript. All academic trasncripts must show the name of the institution, dates of enrollment, and the subjects or courses taken, together with the units of credit or time allotted to each subject and the final grade. Applications are evaluated holistically, therefore, we do not have a GPA requirement.

Immunization Requirements

Yale University requires all students who enroll at Yale to provide proof of immunizations. You will not be permitted to enroll in classes until all the forms are submitted and the immunization requirements are met. Please see our immunization requirements for information and instructions for admitted students.

International Pre-College Students

Please visit our application requirements for international students to understand all requirements for international students.

Question: Please contact us if you have further questions about attending Yale Summer Session!

Tip: Summer 2020 application is now open.