Since 1977, the Eli Whitney and Non-Degree student programs have offered non-resident students the opportunity to enroll in most Yale College courses for credit. Eli Whitney Students have used this Program to complete a Bachelor's degree; to qualify for graduate or professional school; to launch, advance, or change careers; or simply to enrich their personal lives.
Students are admitted either for non-degree or for degree enrollment. Yale seeks applicants whose academic background, work experience and community involvement are particularly suited to study at Yale.
All candidates must present evidence of high academic potential, maturity, and clear motivation for their proposed course of study.
Students are not eligible for enrollment in courses in the Graduate and Professional Schools. Those interested in enrolling in such courses should apply directly to those schools.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions website provides a comprehensive view of the The Eli Whitney Students Program and the Non-Degree Program. The Yale College Programs of Study offers further information on The Eli Whitney Students Program and the Non-Degree Program.
Eli Whitney Students Program
c/o Yale Summer Session
55 Whitney, Suite 430
New Haven, CT 06511
Director: William Whobrey, Assistant Dean, Yale College
(203) 432-2434 fax