Yale has extended the test-optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants in the 2023-24 admissions cycle. Review Yale’s current policy on standardized testing.Close
Applicants for transfer admissions submit the Transfer Common Application. Review the details and additional required material below.
Transfer Common Application
Complete and submit the Transfer Common Application online, including Yale-specific questions. Students may not submit more than one application per admissions cycle.
$80 Application Fee or Fee Waiver Request
All payments and fee waiver requests are submitted through the Common Application. If you feel that the college application fee presents a hardship for you, request an application fee waiver directly on the application. Learn more on the fee waiver page »
Academic evaluations must come from individuals who have taught you in a credit-bearing course on a college campus. These should be submitted through the Common Application. Letters from others (such as research mentors or supervisors) are supplemental and will not fulfill the academic evaluation requirement. Supplemental letters should be mailed to the undergraduate admissions office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Common Application College Report is available for download here and from the Common Application website. The College Report should be completed by a college official who has access to your full academic and disciplinary record, such as your Dean, Adviser or Registrar. The college official should mail the completed form to the undergraduate admissions office or email it to email@example.com.
Transfer Mid-term Report
Transfer applicants who are currently enrolled in college coursework must submit the Transfer Mid-term report with in-progress grades for the semester. The Common Application Transfer Mid-term Report is available for download here and from the Common Application website. Mail the completed form to the undergraduate admissions office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official Transcripts—postsecondary and high school
Transfer applicants must submit official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. Transcripts should be sent directly from the colleges/universities through the Common Application, Parchment, or mailed to the undergraduate admissions office.
Transfer applicants must submit an official high school transcript, including graduation date. Transcripts should be mailed to the undergraduate admissions office or emailed to email@example.com.
SAT or ACT
Yale will extend its test-optional admissions policy to the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. All applicants for undergraduate admission for fall 2024 enrollment may apply with or without ACT or SAT scores. Transfer applicants during this cycle may report ACT or SAT scores with their application or not. For applicants who have previously applied to Yale University, all test results submitted in prior applications will be available for review.
Review Standardized Testing for Transfer Applicants for more information.