In the upcoming cycle of admissions, Yale-NUS College will consider applications in three separate rounds beginning in the fall of 2013 and ending in the spring of 2014. For more information, please visit the Yale-NUS Application Deadlines website.
A few days after submitting your shared Yale application, you will receive an email from the Yale-NUS admissions office. This email will ask you to complete an (optional) additional short question specific to Yale-NUS College. You are encouraged to complete this additional short question; however, not doing so will not adversely affect your application.
The Yale-NUS email will also contain information on how to access your application status page on the Yale-NUS website. The application status page will allow you to track your application, receive important updates, and submit documents.
No additional application fee will be necessary for consideration by Yale-NUS if your application is shared through the use of the checkbox on the Yale application. If you choose not to share your application at this time and decide to apply to Yale-NUS after submitting your Yale application, you can do so by applying directly to Yale-NUS through its own online application or the Common Application. For these applications, there will be an application fee of $8.
Yes. Students applying to Yale Single-Choice Early Action may also apply to Yale-NUS at the same time, as the new college is outside of the United States.
Sharing your application with Yale-NUS will not affect your admissions decision at Yale in any way. Each institution has a separate admissions office and will make a completely independent review of your application. Each will provide you with a separate admissions decision, and if you are admitted to both institutions, you will have the freedom to choose either one.
As Yale and Yale-NUS are so closely linked, students may request that the same application be considered at both institutions. If you are interested in the possibility of attending this new college and would like your Yale application to be considered as well by Yale-NUS’ admissions office, please indicate so by checking the “Please share my Yale application with Yale-NUS College” box on the Yale member screen within the Common Application.
No. The Common Application and Yale-specific questions constitute a completed application to Yale-NUS College.
Yale-NUS does not give preference to one type of application over another. Each type of application is given equal weight. We recommend, however, that students choose the application method that makes the most sense given their other college application choices. Please read more on the Yale-NUS website.
The admissions committee at Yale-NUS will take into account that your application was originally intended for the holistic evaluation process at Yale College. Because Yale’s liberal arts tradition has shaped the academic culture at Yale-NUS, the admissions committee at Yale-NUS will be looking for many of the same qualities in your application and teacher recommendations. No specific mention of Yale-NUS is necessary, even if the major indicated on your Yale supplement is not offered at Yale-NUS.
No. The Yale-NUS admissions office conducts its own interviews with shortlisted applicants and will contact applicants to schedule that conversation. All Yale interviews will be specific to the Yale College application, and neither on-campus nor alumni interviewers will be notified that you have shared your application with Yale-NUS.
Yale-NUS will consider you in Round 1 if you submit your application to Yale on or before November 1, 2013. If you submit your application between November 2, 2013 – December 31, 2013, Yale-NUS will consider you in Round 2. If this timing is not ideal for you, you may apply via the Yale-NUS member screen on the Common Application instead. Students who would like to be considered in Round 3 can apply directly to Yale-NUS using the Common Application and the Yale-NUS member screen or the web-based Yale-NUS application form. For more information on using your Yale application to apply to Yale-NUS, please click here.
Yes. Even if you are sharing your Yale application with Yale-NUS, you need to send Yale-NUS separate score reports for each test you would like to submit. Our school codes for the SAT, ACT and TOEFL can be found here.
If you select the checkbox on the Yale member screen agreeing to share your Yale application with Yale-NUS, all materials that you submit to Yale through the Common Application Online (Common Application with Yale-specific questions, School Report, Mid-Year report, etc.) will be shared automatically with Yale-NUS College. Materials that you send directly to Yale (e.g. official SAT/ACT/TOEFL score reports, late teacher recommendations) will not be forwarded automatically to Yale-NUS, and you will still have to send a separate copy of those to Yale-NUS.