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Yale University


Application Requirements 

Yale University
National College Match Application Requirements
for College Match Finalists

 

If you have ranked Yale University as one of your choices for the QuestBridge National College Match, the following Application and Financial Aid materials must be submitted to the college as soon as you are notified of your finalist status on October 22. It is highly recommended that you begin this process in early October.

  • The deadline to submit these requirements is November 4, 2013.
  • If you do not submit the required materials by November 4, 2013, Yale may choose not to consider your application for the College Match.
  • If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, please review the Yale-specific requirements for QuestBridge students who wish to apply through the Regular Decision process.
  • Please note: If you ranked Yale for the College Match, but are not matched at Yale or another binding institution, and you have submitted all required application materials, including the Common App, your application will automatically be considered for Regular Decision.  You will need to contact Yale if you wish to withdraw your application.

For more information, please see the FAQ for QuestBridge Students Applying to Yale.

Required Application Materials

1.

The Common Application, and all supporting documents (including Yale-specific questions, official transcripts, the Secondary School Report, and two Teacher Recommendations)
Complete the Common Application online.

Select the "Regular Decision" option on the application (not "Restrictive Early Action"). 

2.

Official test scores
Request official score reports from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified of your QuestBridge finalist status on October 22. You should not use the "rush reporting" service.
SAT code: 3987
ACT code: 0618

Please note that ALL testing must be completed by October for consideration for the Match.

Yale does not participate in Score Choice.  Therefore, all SAT and SAT Subject Tests OR all ACT tests taken need to be reported.

In addition to those from the testing agencies, official score reports from school counselors will also be accepted.

For more information about testing and testing deadlines click here.

3.

Official Transcripts

Transcripts and other school materials should be submitted electronically through the Common Application website.  Students will have the opportunity on the Common Application website to invite their teachers and counselor to file their forms electronically.  Documents sent by fax should be sent to (203) 777-6120.

 

Required Financial Aid Materials

1.

2014-2015 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (including Noncustodial PROFILE, if applicable) 
CSS PROFILE online
(Available October 1)
Yale's CSS code: 3987

2.

A copy of your parents' 2012 federal income tax returns(signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. Submit directly to Yale using this cover sheet.
Fax to:
Student Financial Services
(203) 777-6114
If faxing is not possible, mail to:
Student Financial Services
Yale University
P.O. Box 208288
New Haven, CT 06520-8288

3.

The CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement, if your parents own a business or farm.

4.

If your parents are separated or divorced:

a. Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

b. Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2012 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements.Submit directly to Yale using this cover sheet.

c. If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Your request must include a statement from a third party who can verify your situation. The Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition is available online at http://www.questbridge.org/images/ncp_waiver.pdf.

 


 

Yale University
Regular Decision Application Requirements

You may apply to Yale via Regular Decision by completing the steps below.

  • Request Regular Decision application forwarding on your "Application Management" page between December 2nd and December 12th.
  • Submit all required additional materials depending on your status below.
  • All additional materials are due by the Yale Regular Decision deadline, and you will be notified of the admissions decision according to their normal deadlines.
  • Please note: If you ranked Yale for the College Match, but are not matched at Yale or another binding institution, and you have submitted all required application materials, including the Common App, your application will automatically be considered for Regular Decision.  You will need to contact Yale if you wish to withdraw your application.

 

Question Finalists - Ranked Yale for College Match (but did not match with a binding college) Finalists - Did Not Rank Yale for College Match Non-Finalist
Can I use my QuestBridge application in lieu of your regular application?

No.  
Submit the Common App and Yale-Specific questions. Please note that it is not necessary to write new/additional essays and you are encouraged to reuse QuestBridge essays for the Common Application and Yale Specific Questions. You may also request that QuestBridge forward your application, which will be treated as supplementary material to your Common App.


If you have submitted the Common App and all required materials to Yale as a finalist, you will automatically be considered for Regular Decision unless you match with a binding school or contact Yale to withdraw your application.

No.  
Submit the Common App and Yale-Specific Questions. Please note that it is not necessary to write new/additional essays and you are encouraged to reuse QuestBridge essays for the Common Application and Yale Specific Questions. You may also request that QuestBridge forward your application, which will be treated as supplementary material to your Common App.

No.  
Submit the Common App and Yale-Specific Questions.

What additional materials do I need to submit? Submit all required Common App components, including:
  • Yale-Specific Questions and Writing Supplement.
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info

If you have already sent your transcript and test scores to Yale as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them.
Submit all required Common App components, including:
  • Yale-Specific Questions and Writing Supplement.
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info

Submit all required Common App components, including:

  • Yale-Specific Questions and Writing Supplement.
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info
Is the application fee waived? Yes.
Indicate on the Common App that at least one of their indicators of economic need is met.
Yes.
Indicate on the Common App that at least one of their indicators of economic need is met.

Yes.
Fee waivers are not automatically granted but can be requested. Students should visit our web site for specific instructions on requesting a fee waiver.

What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
What are the application deadlines? Single-Choice Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Dec. 31
More info
Single-Choice Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Dec. 31
More info

Single-Choice Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Dec. 31
More info

Can I apply Single-Choice Early Action? No. No.
Students who participate in the College Match may not apply Early Action.

Yes.
Adhere to normal deadlines.

 


 

Yale's Testing Requirements

Each of our partner colleges has different requirements for standardized tests that students must take in order to be considered for admission. Please review the testing requirements for Yale below. Refer to the National College Match Requirements (above) for instructions regarding submission of test scores to the colleges.

Must take one of the following combinations:

  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing

 

Please note that applicants for the College Match must take their tests on or before October to be eligible for consideration.

Yale does not participate in Score Choice.  Therefore, all SAT and SAT Subject Tests OR all ACT tests taken need to be reported.


**TOEFL is recommended for any applicant whose first language is not English and who has not received at least two years of secondary education in an English-medium curriculum.

Please see our Standardized Testing page for a complete list of the standardized tests and testing deadlines required by each QuestBridge partner college.