Yale University application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts


First Year

  • Regular Decision - 01/01/2015
  • Restrictive Early Action - 11/01/2014

Please answer the following question in 100 words or less.

1.) What in particular about Yale has influenced your decision to apply?

Please respond in 250 characters (roughly 40 words) or fewer to each of the questions below: 

2a.) What excites you intellectually, really?

2b.) Think about a disappointment you have experienced. What was your response?

2c.) Suite-style living - four to six students sharing a set of rooms - may be an integral part of your Yale College experience. What would you contribute to the dynamic of your suite?

2d.) What do you wish you were better at being or doing?

In this essay, please reflect on something you would like us to know about you that we might not learn from the rest of your application, or on something about which you would like to say more. You may write about anything—from personal experiences or interests to intellectual pursuits. (Please answer in 500 words or less). Before you begin, we encourage you to go tohttp://admissions.yale.edu/essay, where you will find helpful advice.