Preregistration Applications and Preference Selection

The courses listed below require applications and/or have enrollment procedures which open prior to the start of term. 

Some courses that require discussion sections or laboratory sections use the Preference Selection tool for ranking preferred days and times. See below. 


Residential College Seminars

Application opens on Monday, August 13 at 8:30 a.m.
Application closes on  Friday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Decisions will be available on Tuesday, August 28 by 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Residential College Seminar Program, see the program’s website.  When the links below are active, click on them to apply.

  • CSBF 390, Education: Writing About Your World
  • CSBK 390, Writing Portrais
  • CSBR 390, Litigious: America’s Legal Oddities
  • CSDC 390, Espionage and International Law
  • CSES 390, The Business of Venture Capital
  • CSGH 390, Fantasy in Literature and Film
  • CSJE 390, Culture of Travel
  • CSMC 390, Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • CSMY 390, Role of Real Estate in the Economy and Society
  • CSPC 390, The Press, Business, and the Economy
  • CSSM 390, Coming of Age: Writing about Childhood Turning Points
  • CSSY 390, Denial, Conspiracy Theory, and Avoidance
  • CSTC 390, Good Eats: The Class
  • CSTD 390, Classical Storytelling and Modern Screenwriting
  • CSYC 390, The Mystery of Sleep
  • CSYC 391, Radio Journalism

First-Year Seminars

Application opens on Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on  Monday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Tuesday, August 28 by 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the First-Year Seminar Program, see the program’s website.

For a list of first-year seminars offered in 2018–2019, see Yale College Programs of Study.

Apply to a First-Year Seminar


Other Courses with Preregistration before the Term Begins

Economics Senior Seminars

Open to seniors in the Economics and EP&E departments.

Application opens on Friday, August 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on  Friday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Tuesday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m.

For all other courses:

Application opens on Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on  Monday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Tuesday, August 28 by 5:00 p.m.

Chinese

For more information about the courses below, see the East Asian Languages and Literatures department website.

  • CHNS 110, Elementary Modern Chinese I
  • CHNS 130, Elementary Modern Chinese II
  • CHNS 132, Intermediate Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners I
  • CHNS 150, Advanced Modern Chinese I
  • CHNS 152, Advanced Modern Chinese for Advanced Learners I
  • CHNS 172, Chinese for Scholarly Conversation

Economics

For more information about the courses below, see the Economics department website.

  • ECON 110, An Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 111, An Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis

English

For more information about the courses below, see the English department website.

French

For more information about the courses below, see the French department website.

  • FREN 110, Elementary and Intermediate French I
  • FREN 121, Intermediate French
  • FREN 130, Intermediate and Advanced French I
  • FREN 140, Intermediate and Advanced French II
  • FREN 150, Advanced Language Practice

German

For more information about the courses below, see the German department website.

Italian

For more information about the courses below, see the Italian department website.

Japanese

For more information about the courses below, see the East Asian Languages and Literatures department website.

Mathematics

For more information about the courses below, see the Mathematics department website.

  • MATH 110, Introduction to Functions and Calculus I
  • MATH 112, Calculus of Functions of One Variable I
  • MATH 115, Calculus of Functions of One Variable II
  • MATH 120, Calculus of Functions of Several Variables

Spanish

For more information about the courses below, see the Spanish and Portuguese department website.


Preference Selection for Discussion Sections and Laboratories

Biology

Preregistration opens for all discussion sections on Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Preregistration closes for all discussion sections on  Thursday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m.

Chemistry

Preregistration opens for all discussion sections and laboratories on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m.

Preregistration closes for General Chemistry and Comprehensive University Chemistry on Friday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m.

  • CHEM 161, General Chemistry I  
  • CHEM 163, Comprehensive University Chemistry I

Preregistration closes for Organic Chemistry for First-Year Students, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Laboratory on Thursday, August 30 at 9:00 a.m.

  • CHEM 174, Organic Chemistry for First-Year Students I
  • CHEM 220, Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 221, The Organic Chemistry of Life Processes
  • CHEM 330L, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 332, Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Physical Sciences I
  • CHEM 328, Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Biological Sciences

Preregistration closes for General and Organic Chemistry laboratories on Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m.

  • CHEM 134L, General Chemistry Laboratory I  
  • CHEM 136L, General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 222L, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 223L, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry II

Computer Science

Preregistration opens for all discussion sections on TBD
Preregistration closes for all discussion sections on TBD

Economics

Preregistration opens for all discussion sections on Wednesday, August 29 at 12:00 p.m.
Preregistration closes for all discussion sectionson  Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Physics

Preregistration opens for all laboratories on Friday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Preregistration closes for all laboratories on Tuesday, August 28 at 12:00 p.m.