Transfer Program

Yale seeks to admit a small number of extraordinary transfer candidates each year. No simple profile of grades, scores, and interests can assure a transfer applicant admission to Yale.

Yale College welcomes a small number of transfer students each year.  Transfer students begin in either the sophomore or junior year and must enroll at Yale for a minimum of two years (four terms) to qualify for a bachelor’s degree. Students may transfer from fully accredited two- or four-year institutions.

The Admissions Committee meets once a year in the spring to consider all transfer applicants for the coming academic year. The transfer application deadline is March 1. Applicants will be notified of their admissions decisions by mid-May. 

You will find the answers to most questions about Yale transfer admissions through the links on the right, including detailed instructions and frequently asked questions about applying as a transfer student.