Eli Whitney Students Program

Yale welcomes applications from nontraditional students with exceptional backgrounds and aspirations.

The Eli Whitney Students Program (EWSP) at Yale is designed for individuals with high academic potential who have had their education interrupted, at some point during their educational careers, for five or more years. The program enrolls a small number of nontraditional students who have demonstrated maturity and achievement. These students enrich Yale College through their life experience, sense of purpose, and character. Students in the EWSP may enroll on a full or part-time basis. Eli Whitney students take classes with other Yale undergraduates and earn either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree from Yale College. Need-based financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

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