There are three ways to apply to Yale-NUS College. For those who are applying to Yale College through the Common Application, they can choose to “share” their application with Yale-NUS College. You can do so by checking the appropriate box at the end of the application. The second way to apply to Yale-NUS is through the Yale-NUS member page of the Common Application. Lastly, there is a direct application to Yale-NUS available on the admissions website for the College. Yale-NUS does not have a preference for any application method.
Yale-NUS has two rounds of applications. Round 1 applications close in January and decisions are released by early April. Round 2 applications close in March and decisions are released by early May. For more information, visit the Yale-NUS admissions webpage.
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. Official test scores are not shared between Yale and Yale-NUS College, those scores must be sent by the student in order to be considered officially part of the student application.
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 US$10.
Yes. Students applying to Yale Single-Choice Early Action may also apply to Yale-NUS at the same time, as Yale-NUS is outside of the United States.
No. Both institutions have a separate admissions office and will conduct an independent review of your application. You will receive a separate admissions decision from each institution.
If you are interested in the possibility of attending Yale-NUS 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. A shared Yale application is considered a complete 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.
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.
All applications shared through Yale College will be considering in Round 1 at Yale-NUS. If this timing is not ideal for you, you may apply in Round 2 via the Yale-NUS member screen on the Common Application instead.
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. The Yale-NUS 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.