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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00pm CIPE Info Sessions for Specifically for Sophomores
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:00pm Branford College Sophomore Dinner & Advising Night
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm CIPE Info Sessions for Specifically for Sophomores
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:00pm Ezra Stiles Sophomore Advising Night
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:45pm Yale in London application deadline

“Welcome to conversations about civics, civility, human rights, economics, history, law, morality, science, philosophy, justice, decency, inequality, art, love, government, the known … the unknowable. Welcome to Yale. Welcome home.”

— Dean Jonathan Holloway, “The Knowable and the Unknown,” at the Freshman Assembly (August 23, 2014)


Shopping Guide
  1. Fall 2014 L1 courses (all)
  2. Fall 2014 L3 courses (all)
  3. Fall 2014 L5 courses (all)
  4. Fall 2014 QR courses (all)
  5. Fall 2014 Readings in Translation courses (all)
  6. Fall 2014 WR courses (all)

Yale University Course Demand Stats website (updated daily)


See ”Courses and Majors” or click on links, below, for up-to-date information on: 
  • BIOL 101-102 & 103-104 FAQs
  • ENGL 114a sections, times and descriptions
  • English introductory course section availability (updated daily during course selection period)
  • Freshman Seminar availability (updated daily during course selection period)
  • QR courses without prerequisites
  • Sc courses designed to be accessible to non-majors
  • Sc courses without prerequisites

Info Session listings for Majors and Programs in Yale College.

African Studies | African American Studies | Archeological Studies | Art | Classics | Cognitive Science | Computer Science & its joint majors (Arts; Mathematics; Psychology; or Electrical Engineering) | East Asian Languages and Literatures | East Asian Studies | Economics, and Economics and Mathematics | Education Studies | English | Environmental Studies | Ethics, Politics and Economics  (EPE) | French | Geology and Geophysics | Global Affairs | Humanities & Summer in Rome | Italian | MacMillan Center  | Modern Middle East Studies | Political Science | Portuguese | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian, and Russian and East European Studies | Spanish | Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Yale in London


Sophomores on Sophomore Year

“Sophomore year, and especially the summer after that, should be a time to explore different fields.” “Look ahead to junior and senior years because there are some provisions like studying abroad and class load in senior year that should be taken into account.”
“You can still join extracurricular groups in sophomore year. It’s a great time to try something new.” “It’s OK if you don’t have your entire life planned by now. Most will change their minds anyway.”
“The best advice I can give about ‘sophomore slump’ is just to stick it out. Don’t drop anything you’ve previously liked just because you’re feeling down. Chances are, when your situation improves, you’ll appreciate it even more. Be careful about making major decisions (changing a major, quitting an activity, etc.) when you know you’re not really at your best.” “Don’t be afraid to have fun! People get stressed out, but you should have a few nights when you just stay up watching movies with your friends. Make sure that you leave time for yourself in addition to all of your commitments. Also, sleep is good.”