Application Information

Application information is available in Preference Selection through links accessible on the Seminar Descriptions website and on Yale College Preference Selection, Preregistration, and Applications. If a student has been admitted to a seminar, the course will be listed under “Assignment Result” in Preference Selection and will also be listed on the Online Course Selection (OCS) schedule worksheet. For students who have not been admitted, Preference Selection will state “We were unable to assign you to a section.” Interested students who missed the application deadline may inquire about the availability of space in a course by emailing

College seminars meet during the first week of classes, beginning Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

For fall term 2018, students may enroll in only one college seminar and may apply to no more than two; choices are not ranked by order of preference. Students may enroll in no more than four college seminars total during their time at Yale. Auditing is not permitted, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Seminars are limited to eighteen students; exceptions are noted in the course descriptions. College sponsorship of a seminar is indicated by the inclusion of the college’s initials in the course number, and six spaces are reserved for members of that college. The remaining spaces are open to all undergraduates regardless of college affiliation. The seminars sponsored by Yale College are open to all undergraduates regardless of college affiliation, with no spaces reserved for a specific college.