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Why Choose Yale Summer Session?

Curiosity has no bounds, and neither does Yale Summer Session.  

We offer 200 courses in New Haven or online to students who have already graduated from college. Most are small seminars with top Yale faculty.  We’re also home to the Yale Writers’ Workshop. 

Available Programs

Even though an applicant has already graduated from college, they still have the option to apply for a number of our programs:

Tip: Students who have been out of college for five or more years may submit a resume or CV in place of an academic transcript

Say Yes to Yale this summer!

  • We have a full residential program of activities to keep you busy when you are not in class.
  • Make connections with Yale students and other students from all over the world.
  • Gain access to the Yale's libraries, museums, and the gym with your Yale summer student ID.


Link: Resources for Students Beyond College

Virtual Tour of Yale's Residential Colleges

YSS Student handbook

Application Information


Quote: One of the best things I ever did for myself was to attend the Yale Writers' Conference. I went to Yale with a fair amount of skepticism about how much help I could expect and anxiety about people being condescending. To my delight, I left the conference inspired, exhausted and bursting with ideas and new friends. I have been writing diligently ever since. The best part of all is the community of writers that I have become a part of. The support of this special community has extended beyond the gates of Yale, long after the workshops have ended. I recommend this conference to anyone with a passion for writing.

Elene Catrakilis