Natural Disaster Response and Deadline Extension

We extend our deepest sympathy to students and educators who are struggling in the aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck the southern United States, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, and northern California this fall. In response, we are extending the Single-Choice Early Action application deadline for students affected by these natural disasters to Friday November 10 at 11:59 pm.

If paying the application fee will pose a hardship, these students may request a fee waiver when applying. Fee waiver requests will be granted automatically without need for explanation or justification.

We will also extend the deadline to November 10 for letters of recommendation, transcripts and other supporting materials from secondary school officials in affected areas.

SAT testing for Early Action applicants

Students in these areas who registered for the October 2 SAT test date but were unable to take the test should register for the November 4 test if at all possible. Scores from the November date should arrive in time to be considered during Early Action. If there are SAT results from other dates in an application file we will begin our evaluation process using those scores and update the file with November scores when we receive them.

Students with no prior testing whose scores do not arrive in time to be considered during admissions committee meetings in early December will be considered Incomplete and moved to the Regular Decision round.

Students who would like to move their Early Action application to Regular Decision officially may do so by going to their Yale Admissions Status Portal and clicking on ‘Update Application,’ then checking ‘Other change to information previously submitted on application’ and making the request in the text box.