Eli Whitney Students Program

The Eli Whitney Students program is designed to meet the needs of students who may not be able to attend college full time by allowing nonresident students to enroll in Yale College courses for credit. The Eli Whitney Students program is for enrollment for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) only; students in the program are therefore ineligible for the simultaneous award of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Like all others enrolled in Yale College, students in this program are required to comply with the academic regulations.

Please click here for additional information about the Eli Whitney Students Program, including here for academic regulations. The 2015-2016 Eli Whitney Students Handbook is also available online.

Though drafted for traditional-age freshmen, Eli Whitney students will still find useful information elsewhere on the New Students website, particularly via the following homepage links:

Since Eli Whitney students may have some of the same questions as incoming transfer students, it may also be useful to read the transfer student sections listed below.  However, please bear in mind that they were written with transfer students (not Eli Whitney students) in mind, and adjust accordingly.

Introduction to Yale Academics

Planning Your Academic Program

General Academic Information

Financial Information

Planning Your Move

The Eli Whitney Student Program office is located in the Academic Affairs suite of the Yale College Dean’s Office (SSS, lower level).  

Contact Information:

Dean Risa Sodi, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Special Programs

risa.sodi@yale.edu | 203-432-8427