Graduate and Professional School Courses

Students requesting to elect a graduate course should enter the course on their registration worksheet. Most graduate courses, other than those designated independent study, are open with permission to undergraduate students. For a regularly updated list of courses not approved for Yale College credit, refer to the University Registrar’s website.

Properly qualified undergraduates may enroll in an unlimited number of courses in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with permission of the instructor and the director of graduate studies. Undergraduates in these courses are obviously expected to do graduate-level work, and the courses are listed by their graduate numbers on their transcripts.                

Students requesting to elect a professional school course should enter the course on their registration worksheet for zero credit, then during the Add/Drop period complete a “Blue Form” to request permission of the instructor and professional school. If approved, the University Registrar’s Office will award appropriate course credit.

Courses in SOM require an additional request form found on the SOM website.

Note that systems for the award of course credit in the professional schools differ from those in the graduate school and that not all courses in these schools yield a full course credit in Yale College. Also note that there is a limit to the number of professional school courses that an undergraduate may take. See Special Academic Problems under The Committee on Honors and Academic Standing.