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.

For the academic rules and regulations that govern the Eli Whitney Students Program, please click here for EWSP section of the Yale College Programs of Study.

Please click here for additional information about the Eli Whitney Students Program

The 2016-2017 Eli Whitney Students Handbook is available online; the 2017-2018 handbook is currently in production.

Though drafted for traditional-age first-year students (freshmen), Eli Whitney students will still find useful information elsewhere on the New Students website, particularly via the following 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