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Applying for Admission

Applications are now available for the 1998-99 academic year. To request that an application be mailed to you, click here. Applicants should specify a department or field of study in their request. Many departments will send additional materials soon after the application brochure is mailed.

Please note that applications cannot be mailed to overseas addresses after December 1, 1997.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications and other required material is January 2, 1998.

Applying for Financial Assistance

All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, whether or not they are applying for financial aid, are required to complete the Applicant's Financial Statement, included in the Application Brochure. The Applicant's Financial Statement is the only financial form required for all applicants to the Graduate School. Applicants who indicate on the Financial Statement that they wish to be considered for financial aid will automatically be considered for all fellowships awarded by Yale for which they are eligible (e.g., Yale University Fellowships, traineeships, and research assistantships).

Information about loan application procedures and a loan materials request form are sent to students at the time of admission (usually in March). Applicants should not initiate a loan application or submit loan-related documentation until after they have been admitted, and then only if the amount of financial aid awarded at the time of admission, along with other personal resources, is insufficient to support tuition and living costs. However, if you are applying to other schools which require applicants to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to admission, you may include the Yale Graduate School as a designated recipient of the results of that analysis. The Graduate School's Title IV Code is 001426.

Required Examinations

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test is required of all applicants to the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. See Important Dates for Applicants. In addition, certain departments require scores from one of the Subject Tests (see Special admissions requirements in the departmental descriptions). The GRE is administered in the United States and abroad by the Educational Testing Service. For details and registration forms, write to GRE, Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived only for applicants who have successfully attended for at least two years a university where English is the language of instruction. See Important Dates for Applicants.

All foreign students who accept offers of admission to Ph.D. programs and whose native language is not English must present acceptable scores on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) by the time of enrollment.

The TOEFL and TSE are administered in the United States and abroad by the Educational Testing Service. For details and registration forms, contact the TOEFL/TSE representative in your country, or write to TOEFL/TSE Services, Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151.

Official score reports must be submitted for all required examinations. Ask the Educational Testing Service to report your scores to Yale Graduate School (code 3987).



Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Admissions Office
Yale University
Box 208323
(street address: 320 York Street)
New Haven, CT 06520-8323

Contact: graduate.admissions@yale.edu