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Yale Summer Session Courses Help Students Meet Requirements and Explore New Topics

Yale Summer Session offers more than 150 courses from over 50 different departments. Most YSS courses fulfill Yale College major and distribution requirements. To make advising easier, you'll find the 2022 courses sorted by department and by distribution requirement at the links below.

Link: Courses of interest by department

Link: Courses by distributional requirement

Top Ten Reasons to Take a Yale Summer Session Course in 2022

  1. Fulfill distribution and/or major requirements
  2. Explore a major or a new subject area
  3. Focus on a challenging class
  4. Go abroad with Yale College faculty
  5. Take an online course for Yale College credit
  6. Tackle prerequisites for a fall or spring semester class
  7.  Get ahead or catch up on missed credits
  8. Take classes that fill up fast during fall and spring semesters
  9.  Enjoy small classes and access to top Yale faculty
  10.  Flexible class scheduling and condensed course format

Residential Life

New Haven students can live on campus in one of Yale's summer residential colleges and enjoy a full residential program of activities and support. Students may also live off campus. 

Housing for students studying abroad varies by program.  For some programs, students are housed in dormitories; other programs place students with local families.  Details are available on the individual program websites.

Financial Assistance

Yale Summer Session offers financial assistance to Yale College students who receive financial aid during the regular academic year. Assistance can cover up to one-half of the tuition for a course. Students may request financial assistance for a maximum of two credits. Financial assistance is awarded on the basis of the program course(s) for which applicants have applied.

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