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Yale University Admission-Requirements, Fees| How to Apply

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Yale admission for students seeking a degree study at Yale university is really an exciting offer any applicant will be glad to receive.

Yale in its history, and today welcomes the largest international community, with a diverse and exciting global environment in which to study abroad.Having current enrollment of 2,841 international students from 121 countries, 78% of its students are citizens and 22% of its student body coming from abroad.

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Applying to Yale

Need to study in Yale university? want to be considered for acceptance in Yale?
Admission process, requirements, fees and test scores and how to apply. Interested applicants must apply directly to the school. Follow essentially, the same application procedure and have same 

application requirements both as International students and other students. As degree are awarded for study in Yale school, college or program: undergraduate degrees; master’s degrees, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for doctoral programs or one of the professional schools for those seeking a professional degree. Each program has its own procedures for international applicants and for applying for financial assistance.

Use the Yale Admissions Status Portal to view an admissions decision online when it becomes available.
You should use one email address throughout the application cycle into Yale university. If your email address changes, use the Yale Admissions Status Portal to notify the admissions office of changes. 

Need additional information to apply, International applicants may find information here 

Yale Application Deadlines

An application deadline to submit an application for first-year admission are:
  • Single-Choice Early Action November 1
  • QuestBridge National College Match November 1
  • Regular Decision January 2

A Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge National College Match Application must be submitted online on the web page no later than these dates above.

Yale University Programs

Yale university offers admission for different degrees
  • Bachelor Degree: All applicants  applying for undergraduate program first year 

  • Masters Degree: Graduate Students can take a study in postgraduate program or masters degree at Yale, international students application are accepted yearly.
  • Doctoral Program
  • Professional Schools: Yale offers program fro these schools;

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Yale Admission Requirements

Admission requirements by Yale university for application procedure are below, see list of admission requirements

1. Application Fee or Fee Waiver

Application procedure into Yale require an application fee. Applicants need pay the $80 application fee via the Common 

Application or Coalition Application website. The QuestBridge National College Match Application is free, but note that only students named QuestBridge Finalists may apply to Yale with the QuestBridge National College Match Application.

Applicants using the Common Application or Coalition Application may request that the application fee be waived. 

Qualifications for a fee waiver are as follows:

  • You have received or are eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
  • Public assistance is received by your family .
  • You are enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • You live in a federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or are homeless.
  • You can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader.
  • If you feel that your college application and financial aid application fees present a severe hardship for your family, but you are not sure if you meet the qualifications as outlined above, please consider the final bullet point carefully. 
  • If there is an adult in your community who could attest to your family’s economic situation, please do not hesitate to request a fee waiver. You will not need to Submit supporting documentation unless specifically asked to do so. More information about the guidelines Yale uses to determine eligibility for fee waivers is on the Fee Waiver page. The fee waiver qualification scale is based on family size and income in US dollars, but is applicable to all international students as well as US residents.

2. Standardized Testing Requirements

Yale university accepts the following standardized test
TOEFL, SAT, ACT, , IELTS, PTE, Duolingo English Test 

  • TOEFL (link is external)

Yale’s most competitive applicants will have to submit TOEFL scores. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), is offered 

in two formats and requires pre-registration for available testing dates. Yale’s applicants will have TOEFL scores of at least the following:

  1. TOEFL internet-based – Score 100 
  2. TOEFL Paper-delivered Test – Score 75

Note: that results from the November test (for Single-Choice Early Action) or the January test (for Regular Decision) may not arrive in time for the committee’s consideration. Be sure to include Yale’s CEEB code (3987) on all test registrations.

  • The SAT or  ACT  Results

All applicants for first-year admission should submit. More information on Yale’s test policies, including Score-Choice and recommended tests, is available on the Standardized Testing page. Standardized tests are just one component of a student’s application and are viewed within the context of the student’s entire file. There is no minimum score required for admission, nor is there a score that will guarantee admission. The middle 50% of test scores (the 25th to the 75th percentiles) for enrolled first-years are as follows:

SAT-Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Yale Applicants need score 720-770 
  1. SAT-Math – Score 740-790
  2. ACT Composite – Score 33-35

Only students whose home country of schooling (for example, mainland China) do not have an SAT or ACT testing center are exempt from these testing requirements, but must take either the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE instead. No other substitutions are acceptable.

Note: SAT Subject Tests are not required for admission but are recommended.

It is important to register for tests with the same name and same format that you use on your application. The Admissions Office will not link your record to your test scores if the names do not match. Note that testing done in November (for Single-Choice Early Action) and January (for Regular Decision) may not arrive in time for the committee’s consideration. When reporting scores to Yale, 

Note: please use Yale’s CEEB code: 3987 for College Board tests (SAT and SAT Subject Tests) or Yale’s ACT code: 0618.    

For more information on taking the tests and finding testing centers, please consult the appropriate websites for the College Board (link is external) (SAT) and ACT (link is external). 

Note: The Yale Admissions Office is aware of the testing cancellations and challenges that have recently affected many international 

prospective students. The Admissions Office cannot make exceptions to the requirements and policies stated here, but admissions officers will continue to evaluate each applicant holistically and will note extenuating circumstances when reviewing applications.

Students at Yale must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken and written English. Yale strongly recommends that Non-native English-speakers who have not taken at least two years of secondary education where English is the medium of instruction take any one of the proficiency tests listed below.

  • IELTS (link is external) and Pearson Test of English (link is external)

Take a test as applicants and submit score to Yale university for admission processing.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) offer proficiency tests in locations around the world. Pre-registration is required. Yale’s most competitive applicants will have IELTS scores of 7 or higher and Pearson Test scores of 70 or higher.

  • Duolingo English Test (link is external)

Applicants may also submit the Duolingo English Test, which combines an English proficiency test with a brief video interview. 

Duolingo’s technology and format allows applicants to complete the test at any time or place, as long as they have Web access. The interview portion of this test is not scored, but Yale’s most competitive applicants will have scores above 75 in the multiple-choice answer portion of the test.

Submitting Required Testing
You are to review the information on the Standardized Testing page regarding deadlines and policies for submitting official scores. Yale university will begin their evaluation process with self-reported or official scores from earlier test dates, ensure to report any official test results to the university as soon as possible.

Provided that your official scores is received by the college in time for consideration.

3. Recommendations (Recommendation or Reference Letter)

  • Teacher/ Lecturer Recommendation

Your application must include recommendations from two of your teachers if a high school graduate or from a supervising lecturer/ professor at your earlier degree. Your recommendations should come from recent teachers/lecturer in academic subjects. As with all documents, if the teacher/lecturer evaluations are not written in English, you must provide us with an official English translation.

Recommendations should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or Coalition Application website. For QuestBridge Finalists, recommendations and transcripts are automatically forwarded to Yale with the QuestBridge National College Match Application. If necessary, teachers may also submit their recommendations via mail or fax. 

Recommendations may be sent before or after you submit your application; materials that arrive before your application will be kept on file. The admissions office understands that it may not be possible in some cases for teachers and counselors to meet the application deadlines. We will make reasonable allowances for late school documents.

  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report (including transcript)

Your application must include a letter of recommendation from a counselor and a complete School Report with transcript. The School Report should include all grades you have received and predicted grades if applicable. If you do not have a counselor, you may ask a tutor, house master, principal, academic advisor,Head of department or other comparable school official to complete the recommendation and School Report. If you do not have a GPA or class rank, leave that space blank.

A counselor recommendation and complete secondary school or bachelor degree transcript should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or Coalition Application website. For QuestBridge Finalists, recommendations and transcripts are automatically forwarded with the QuestBridge National College Match Application. If necessary, counselors and/or other school officials may submit recommendations and transcripts via mail or fax. 

Recommendations and transcripts may be sent before or after you submit your application; materials that arrive before your application will be kept on file. The admissions office understands that it may not be possible in some cases for teachers and counselors to meet the application deadlines. We will make reasonable allowances for late school documents.

Deadlines for Additional Required Documents and Required Testing

The deadline for recommendations from teachers and counselors,
Teachers and counselors are encourage and need to submit the required forms by the postmark deadlines above whenever possible to the College. The school observed and understand that there are challenges in some cases for teachers and counselors to meet these deadlines, and reasonable allowance will be made . No negative impact will be made in your chance of admission.
For a list of these requirements and instructions visit Application Instructions & Components. Since some of these requirements may be unfamiliar to international students, additional information is provided here.

There are three ways to apply to Yale for first-year admission. Select the option that is right for you. 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. 

Click on the links below to learn more about each type of application.

All applicants for first-year admission must submit one of the following:
The Coalition Application with Yale-Specific Questions
The Common Application with Yale-Specific Questions
The QuestBridge National College Match Application
See the information below regarding the additional requirements for all first-year applicants.

Yale University Fees/Cost

Many costs need to be considered when a student is entering or goes  to college, both direct and indirect fees or cost. 
The university considers all of these factors when calculating the Estimated Cost of Attendance for one academic year. Each student’s budget for the academic year includes both direct (billed) costs and indirect (unbilled) costs.

The Estimated Cost of Attendance

2018–2019 Estimated Cost of Attendance for Yale Undergraduates
Tuition and Fees $53,430
Room  $9,000
Board $7,000
Estimated books and personal expenses $3,75
TOTAL $73,180

Families receiving a Yale financial aid award do not pay the full cost of attendance. Instead, Yale calculates an Expected Family Contribution based on the Estimated Cost of Attendance and a family’s specific Demonstrated Financial Need, which is determined through the financial aid application process. Yale is committed to covering 100% of every family’s Demonstrated Financial Need with a financial aid award that does not require loans. For more information, see Cost and Affordability.

Scholarships for International students and U.S. taxes

Scholarships and allowances from Yale may have tax implications for international students.

The U.S. government considers the amount of scholarship you receive in excess of tuition as taxable income.
Yale may be required to withhold up to 14% of the amount of your scholarship that exceeds the amount of tuition. The withholding amount depends on your tax status and any tax treaty between the U.S. and your home country.
For first-year students with a qualifying tax status, the scholarship portion of your freshman financial aid package will increase to offset the tax withholding. You will be responsible for filing a U.S. tax return (link is external) each year and for saving your refund to help cover tax withholding the following year.
Read more about U.S. taxes and financial aid for international students 

Additional Application/Information Requirements 

All for all first year Applicants:
  • Mid-Year Report

An applicants who have not already graduated from secondary school and applying for first-year admission  should submit a mid-year report with official grades from the first marking period of the current academic year as soon as those grades are available. A school counselor or official should submit the grades directly to Yale, online via the Common Application or Coalition Application, or via mail or digital upload

Application Acknowledgment and Yale Admissions/Decision Status Portal, Checklist

Starting in mid-October, an applicants will receive a confirmation email that includes a PIN and instructions for activating a Yale Admissions Status Portal account within two weeks after applicants has submitted an application . If you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks after submitting your application, please check your junk mail folder in case the email has been filtered by mistake. To prevent this add donotreply@yale.edu (link sends e-mail) to your address book or contact list.

Applicants should use the Yale Admissions Status Portal throughout the admissions cycle to check for the receipt of required application materials.
Applicants will use the Yale Admissions Status Portal to view an admissions decision online when it becomes available.
Applicants should use one email address throughout the application cycle. If your email address changes, use the Yale Admissions Status Portal to notify the admissions office of changes. 

  • Interviews
  • Supplementary Materials
  • Mailing and Fax Instructions
  • Financial Aid for International Students

Please note that if your application materials include any documents that are not in English, you must provide an official English translation in addition to the original documents.

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