2010 Yale University transfer

Yale University (CT, #3) 

Common App


Transfer Deadline

Mar. 1(F)

  • SAT I or ACT: required 
  • SAT II: Optional
  • Recommendation letter(s): 2
  • Minimum credits
  • Others
    • must have a high school diploma or GED by June of the current academic year, and at least one year and no more than two years of transferable post-secondary-school college credit.
    • The average GPA of admitted transfer students is usually 3.8 and above in a demanding selection of courses.
  • Documents
    • Common Application and Yale Supplement Essays
    • $75 Application Fee or Fee Waiver Request
    • Official Transcripts from all colleges Attended
    • 2 Faculty Evaluations, 
    • College Official Report
    • Secondary School Report with Official High School Transcript
    • Official Standardized Test result (SAT or ACT + writing)
    • Mid-term Grade Report
    • Official Test Result of TOEFL or IELTS or PTE (international transfer)

Essay Questions
Common Apps
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (150 words or fewer, 1000 character maximum). 
  • Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
  • Include any additional information that you would like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualifications, etc. (1000 characters)

A. Why Yale?
What in particular about Yale has influenced your decision to apply? Please limit your response to the space provided.
B. Short Takes
  1. What would you do with a free afternoon tomorrow? 
  2. Recall a compliment you received that you especially value. What was it? From whom did it come? 
  3. If you could witness one moment in history, what would it be and why?
  4. What do you wish you were better at being or doing?
  5. If you were choosing students to form a Yale class, what question would you ask here that we have not?
C. Additional Essay(s)
  1. You have already told us about yourself in the Common Application, with its list of activities, Short Answer, and Personal Essay. In this required second essay, tell us something that you would like us to know about you that we might not get from the rest of your application – or something that you would like a chance to say more about. Please limit your essay to fewer than 500 words. (Use an attached sheet if applying on paper.)
  2. If you selected one of the engineering majors, please write a brief third essay telling us what has led you to an interest in this field of study, what experiences (if any) you have had in engineering, and what it is about Yale’s engineering program that appeals to you.

Contact Info
  • Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 
Yale University
PO Box 208234
New Haven, CT 06520-8234
United States of America
  • Phone: 203-432-9300 / 203-432-9316
  • Fax: 203-777-6120
  • Email: apply.questions@yale.edu