Yale University Admission & Requirements

The Yale University Admission requirements for the academic year have been released. The list contains the names of applicants that have been accepted into the school.

Yale University Admission & Requirements

The management of Yale University Admission has released the list of requirements for admission into the institution.

Yale University Admission & Requirements

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admission Requirements

Applying to Yale as an International Student

All applicants for first-year admission must submit one of the following:

Yale will accept any one of these applications, without preference for one over another. Students should submit one—and only one—application per admissions cycle.

Additional requirements for all first-year applicants:

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
  • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
  • School Report with transcript
  • Standardized test results (ACT or SAT) – not required for fall 2023 admission. (See below)
  • English proficiency test results – required for non-native English speakers (See below)
  • Mid-Year Report & Final Report.

Requirements for All Ph.D. and Master’s Degree Applicants

You will need to provide the following with your application for admission:

  • A statement of academic purpose. You will find the prompt for the statement of purpose in our Application Question FAQs.
  • A list of all the prior colleges or universities you have attended, accompanied by unofficial transcripts from each school. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded with your application. Official or paper transcripts are not needed at this time.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Enter the names of your recommenders directly in the application, and they will receive a link to upload a letter on your behalf.
  • $105 application fee or a fee waiver. 
  • Standardized tests. GRE requirements vary by program. TOEFL or IELTS are necessary for most non-native English speakers.
  • Resume/CV
  • Some programs have additional requirements, such as a writing sample. You can find information about any specific requirements on the program’s website.

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