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Our application for Summer 2024 courses and programs is now open.

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.

Pin: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 provide further explanation about some of the requirements.

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

  • Must be entering their senior year of high school (summer after junior year) or freshman year of college (summer after senior year).  If you are a current sophomore, you are not eligible to apply. 
  • 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. High School Transcript with at least 2.5 years of grades. Please contact us if your transcript does not have at least 2.5 years of grades. 
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, or academic advisors

SAT/PSAT/ACT test scores are optional for the 2024 Yale Summer Session. Applicants who are unable to complete an exam or who choose not to report exam scores will not be disadvantaged.

Academic Information for Pre-College Students

  • Two courses per session is the maximum enrollment.
  • Some courses are not open to pre-college students; please refer to the individual course descriptions for additional information.

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 if they are taking in-person courses. Pre-college students taking only online courses are not required to live on campus.
  • Pre-college students who live on campus must take two courses in each session that they are living on campus.
  • 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.

Note: Be sure to read about Yale Summer Session's immunization requirements for students in in-person courses.

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 transcripts 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.

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

Yale Summer Session 2024

Date: Session A:
May 27 - June 28, 2024

Session B:
July 1 - August 2, 2024