Eli Whitney Students Program


Since 2008, the Eli Whitney Students Program has offered non-traditional age students the opportunity to enroll in Yale College for the completion of the B.A. or B.S. degree. 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.

Eli Whitney 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 Eli Whitney Students Program. Information regarding the program’s academic requirements is available is available in the Yale College Programs of Study, while additional information about the program is available¬†here.

Contact Us

Eli Whitney Students Program
Yale College Dean’s Office
1 Prospect Street, SSS 24
New Haven, CT 06520
203 432-8427


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