The purpose of this page is to provide Yale College students with detailed, up-to-date information about all aspects of the reinstatement process, including how to apply for reinstatement.

The Yale College Programs of Study includes additional information in the section on Leave of Absence and Deferral, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.

Students considering reinstatement might also want to consider the Reinstatement Peer Contact Initiative. It gives withdrawn students the opportunity to ask questions of a current student who has been through the reinstatement process. To be connected to a reinstatement peer contact, please email reinstatement@yale.edu or your residential college dean.

Updates to the Reinstatement Process (April 2022)

Reinstatement Interviews

Beginning immediately, students seeking reinstatement will not be required to interview with the chair of the Committee on Reinstatement as a component of the reinstatement process. An exception will remain for students who must apply for reinstatement after a suspension for disciplinary reasons.

At the same time, an interview with the director of Student Health or the chief of Mental Health and Counseling or their designee will remain a component of the reinstatement process for students seeking to return to Yale College after a medical withdrawal.

Reinstatement Coursework

Beginning with the November 1, 2022 deadline in academic year 2022-2023, most students seeking reinstatement will not be required to complete coursework as a condition of reinstatement. An exception will be made for withdrawn students who remain away from full-time academic work for more than four terms. In addition, the Committee on Reinstatement may require coursework as a condition of reinstatement in some circumstances.

A Second Reinstatement

While the policy allowing students in most circumstances to request a second reinstatement has not changed, the Yale College Programs of Study language has been clarified:

Students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for academic, medical, or personal reasons are allowed a second reinstatement after a subsequent withdrawal for medical or personal reasons. Students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for medical or personal reasons are allowed a second reinstatement after a subsequent withdrawal for academic, medical, or personal reasons. However, students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for academic reasons become ineligible for reinstatement after a second withdrawal for academic reasons.

Financial Waivers, Financial Aid, and Reinstatement

The Yale College Programs of Study section on financial waivers and financial aid after reinstatement has been revised to accommodate the changes to the reinstatement coursework requirement:

Students on financial aid who are required to complete coursework to be eligible for reinstatement will have their Student Share waived for the year in which they are reinstated. Some students require, upon reinstatement in Yale College, enrollment beyond eight terms to complete their bachelor’s degree. Such students will be granted at the time of their reinstatement any such required additional terms of enrollment. Moreover, if such students receive financial aid, they should apply for aid for those additional terms of enrollment as they did for their previous terms.

Previously, a reinstatement application included five to six components, depending on the type of withdrawal. With these changes, many applications will require only three components (a reinstatement application form, two letters of support, and a personal statement). Applications from students seeking reinstatement after a medical withdrawal have a fourth component (an interview with the director of Student Health or the chief of Mental Health and Counseling), as do applications from students who remain away from full-time academic work more than for four terms (two course credits).

Contacts

I. Overview of the Reinstatement Process

(Beginning September 1, 2022)

What are the steps in the reinstatement process?

  1. Two application periods per year: April 1-June 1 (for fall reinstatement), and September 1-November 1 (for spring reinstatement)
  2. Student requests application form by writing reinstatement@yale.edu. Eligible students will also receive a prompt from the reinstatement office in early April or early September
  3. Student prepares application materials and ensures submission by the appropriate deadline: June 1 or November 1
    1. Student prepares and submits application form
    2. Student prepares and submits personal statement
    3. Student arranges for submission of letters of support
  4. *Only for students seeking to return from a medical withdrawal
    1. Student arranges for submission of a clinician’s letter or report to chief of Yale Mental Health and Counseling (emailed to paul.hoffman@yale.edu) or chief of Student Health (emailed to studentmed@yale.edu). Letter writer should include “reinstatement documentation” in the email subject line.
    2. Student arranges interview with Student Health (call 203-432-0312 for appointment) or Mental Health and Counseling (email paul.hoffman@yale.edu for appointment) after having submitted application form and personal statement. Interviews take place in June and November and may take place in person or by video teleconference.
  5. Student notified of Committee on Reinstatement’s decision shortly after committee meeting

II. Required Reinstatement Application Materials

Academic, Disciplinary, Medical, and Personal withdrawals require:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of support
  • 1 clinician's letter/medical report
  • Coursework*

*Coursework is only required when a student remains away from full-time academic work for more than four terms, or if the Committee on Reinstatement requires it as a condition of reinstatement, as communicated at the time of withdrawal.
 
Medical withdrawals additionally require:

  • 1 clinician's letter/medical report
  • Interview with Yale Health**

**Either an interview with the chief of Yale Mental Health & Counseling or an appointment with the director of Yale Student Health, as pertinent.

For all students

Application components that all applicants must prepare and submit themselves to reinstatement@yale.edu:

  • Application form (available on request from reinstatement@yale.edu)
  • Personal statement: approximately 500-750 words explaining the circumstances that led to the student’s withdrawal, a full accounting of the student’s activities since then, and a consideration of the reasons that the student wishes and feels ready to return to Yale College

Application components that all applicants must arrange for others to submit on their behalf to reinstatement@yale.edu:

  • 2 letters of support (generally, from an instructor, employer, supervisor, instructor, physician, therapist, or other professional)

Requirements for letters of support:

  • Written on letterhead stationery
  • Include letter-writer’s contact information (address, phone, email)

Please note: while letters of support may be emailed as attachments to reinstatement@yale.edu, letters in the form of text written or copied into the body of an email will not be accepted. Letters of support from family members or friends will not be accepted.

For students seeking reinstatement after a medical withdrawal only

Component that students must arrange themselves

  • Interview with the director of Student Health or the chief of Mental Health and Counseling, or their designees, to be conducted in person or via video teleconference in June (for reinstatement to a fall term) or November (for reinstatement to a spring term)

Component that students must arrange for others to submit on their behalf to Yale Student Health or Yale Mental Health & Counseling:

  • Clinician’s letter/medical report from a treating health professional (generally, a physician, a therapist, or a counselor)

Requirements for clinician's letter/medical report:

  • Written on letterhead stationery
  • Include letter-writer’s contact information (address, phone, email)
  • Submitted by email to studentmed@yale.edu (Student Health) or paul.hoffman@yale.edu (Mental Health and Counseling), or submitted by mail to “Director, Student Health” or “Chief, Mental Health & Counseling,” as pertinent, and mailed c/o Yale Health Center, 55 Lock Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8237

Please note: while clinicians’ letters/medical reports may be emailed as attachments, clinicians’ letters/medical reports in the form of text written or copied into the body of an email will not be accepted.

For students seeking reinstatement after more than four terms away from Yale or otherwise required to submit coursework only

Application component student must arrange for others to submit on their behalf to reinstatement@yale.edu

  • Official e-transcript(s) submitted directly by the issuing college or university to reinstatement@yale.edu showing successful completion of any reinstatement coursework completed outside of Yale

Please note:

  • A transcript is not required for coursework completed through Yale Summer Session
  • Transcripts submitted by the student will not be accepted

Who has access to my application materials, including clinicians’ reports or medical documentation, and what’s in my reinstatement file?

A student’s reinstatement file contains the reinstatement application materials submitted by the student or by others on the student’s behalf, the student’s academic record, and the student’s withdrawal letter issued by their residential college dean. The committee generally does not know a student’s reasons for withdrawing from Yale beyond what the student discloses in the reinstatement application or in correspondence with the committee.

Only the Committee on Reinstatement and the committee’s senior administrative assistant have access to a student’s reinstatement file. In addition, the director of Student Health or the chief of Mental Health and Counseling have access to clinicians’ letters and medical documentation submitted to them directly as part of the reinstatement process.

All application materials, including clinician’s letters and medical documentation, are shredded or deleted once a student is reinstated.

How will I know if my application materials have been received?

The committee’s senior administrative assistant will send rolling confirmations to applicants’ yale.edu inboxes as their reinstatement application materials are received.

Tip Check your yale.edu inbox frequently during the reinstatement process for communications from the Committee on Reinstatement about materials not received or other matters.

III. Reinstatement Application Process Step-by-Step

How do I obtain an application form?

Application forms are available on request by emailing reinstatement@yale.edu.

Students eligible for reinstatement will receive an email prompt sent to their yale.edu inboxes in early September or early April to remind them that they may apply by the upcoming deadline. Application forms must be requested enough in advance to meet the application deadlines of November 1 or June 1.

Tip Eligibility to apply for reinstatement means that the upcoming deadline is the student’s earliest opportunity to apply. It does not imply that the student is required to apply then, or even should apply then, and some students may choose to apply at a later date.

Students are advised to contact their residential college deans in September or April about their proposed return to Yale. They are also advised to contact the Bursar’s Office about any outstanding charges since a student’s reinstatement may not be finalized until outstanding charges are cleared.

When are reinstatement application materials due?

All application materials must be date-stampedNovember 1 or earlier, or June 1 or earlier. No materials date-stamped after November 1 or June 1 will be accepted.

These deadlines are strictly enforced. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Tip Check your yale.edu inbox frequently during the reinstatement process for communications from the Committee on Reinstatement about materials not received or other matters.

What if my letter-writers submit their materials late?

A grace period is normally allowed only for materials submitted by others. An applicant whose letters of support or clinician’s letter/medical report are not submitted by the November 1 or June 1 deadline should contact reinstatement@yale.edu immediately.

Given the time-sensitive nature of the Committee on Reinstatement’s deliberations, no materials submitted by others that are received after the grace period will be accepted. Applicants are advised, therefore, to ensure that all of their application materials submitted by others are submitted in a timely fashion and arrive no later than approximately November 10 or June 10.

Please note: there is no grace period for the application form or the personal statement (i.e., materials submitted directly by the applicant). No application forms or personal statements date-stamped after November 1 or June 1 will be accepted.

Do the November 1 and June 1 deadlines also apply to transcripts for coursework (when required)?

It depends. Transcripts for courses that are ongoing at the time of application are accepted after the June 1 or November 1 deadline, and as late as the end of the term during which the application is submitted.

For example, all of Student Y’s application materials are received by the November 1 deadline, but they are enrolled in a fall-term Quinnipiac University course that ends on December 5. Student Y obviously will not be able to submit their QU transcript by November 1 and, possibly, not until the end of December or early January.

In this case, if Student Y’s reinstatement application is approved at the Committee on Reinstatement’s December meeting, it will be approved conditionally. Student Y will ask QU to submit their transcript to reinstatement@yale.edu as soon as their grades are posted. The Committee on Reinstatement will finalize Student Y’s reinstatement upon receipt of the QU transcript showing successful completion of the reinstatement coursework.

Please note: transcripts must be received no later than one week before the start of the term to which the student has applied for reinstatement. A transcript received any later, or not received at all, will cause revocation of the conditional reinstatement.

How do I submit reinstatement application materials?

All materials may be submitted electronically to reinstatement@yale.edu

Please note the requirements listed above in Section II, “Required Reinstatement Application Materials,” for letters of support, clinician’s letters/medical reports, and e-transcripts.

May application materials be submitted in person?

No, all application materials must be submitted electronically, or through the mail (for clinician’s letters/medical reports only).

May application materials be submitted through the mail?

At this time, only clinician’s letters/medical reports may be submitted through the U.S. mail, addressed to “Director, Student Health,” or “Chief, Mental Health & Counseling,” as pertinent, and mailed c/o Yale Health Center, 55 Lock Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8237.

This option is offered to clinicians who prefer to communicate directly with Student Health or Mental Health and Counseling.

Is a reinstatement interview required of all applicants?

No, only students seeking reinstatement after a medical withdrawal must set up an interview.

That interview takes place with the director of Student Health (call 203-432-0312 for appointment) or the chief of Mental Health and Counseling (email paul.hoffman@yale.edu for appointment), as pertinent, in June or in November. Students may schedule the interview once they have submitted their reinstatement application form and their personal statement. Interviews may take place in person or via video teleconference.

IV. Reinstatement Coursework

Which reinstatement applicants are required to take two course credits as part of the reinstatement process?

Reinstatement coursework is required, or may be required, in two circumstances:

  • Students who remain withdrawn from Yale College for more than four terms
  • In special circumstances, when the Committee on Reinstatement includes coursework as a condition for reinstatement. Such a condition, if applied, will be communicated to the student at the time of a student’s withdrawal

However, all students seeking reinstatement are afforded the option of completing coursework as a way of staying constructively occupied during their withdrawal.

Who clears any courses I am required to take as a condition for reinstatement?

Students who are required to complete coursework and students who opt to complete coursework are advised to consult in advance with their residential college dean before enrolling in outside (non-Yale) courses. 

Tip Yale Summer Session courses are considered Yale College courses in full and automatically appear on a student’s Yale College transcript

Are there tips for choosing suitable reinstatement-related courses?

In general, there are two rules of thumb that increase the likelihood that an outside (non-Yale) course will be suitable for reinstatement purposes and will transfer onto a student’s Yale College transcript:

  • It is equivalent to a course listed in the Yale College Programs of Study
    • Tip Few accounting, business, communications, or dance courses are accepted for transfer insofar as Yale College does not offer an accounting, business, communications, or dance major and offers limited courses in those fields.
  • It is a “meat-and-potatoes” course — neither too esoteric nor too general or wide-ranging

Students are advised to read the regulations for outside courses in the Leave of Absence and Deferral, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement section and the Credit from Other Universities section of the Yale College Programs of Study.

Only courses taken at a four-year, accredited institution that grants a bachelor’s degree in the arts and sciences are acceptable. Community college courses normally are not acceptable. However, students for whom taking courses at a four-year college or university would constitute a financial hardship may have the option of substituting community college courses. Inquiries should be directed to reinstatement@yale.edu.

Is there an “expiration date” for reinstatement coursework?

Yes, there is a two-year “expiration date.” In other words, courses taken for reinstatement purposes more than two years before a student submits a reinstatement application are not accepted.

Other Coursework Questions

I plan to take online courses outside of Yale, either as a requirement for reinstatement or to remain constructively occupied during my withdrawal. Are online courses acceptable?

As a COVID-19 accommodation, the Committee on Reinstatement will accept non-Yale (outside) online courses taken in summer 2020, academic year 2020-2021, summer 2021, academic year 2021-2022, and summer 2022 for the purposes of applying for reinstatement to Yale College for the spring 2022 term, the fall 2022 term, and the spring 2023 term.

Online courses taken through Yale Summer Session are not restricted.

Online coursework, regardless of location, is accepted only if undertaken after the student's date of withdrawal from Yale College.

Please note: asynchronous online courses are not accepted for reinstatement purposes; rather, only courses with regular synchronous interaction with the instructor, as well as regular feedback, will be accepted.

I plan to take courses through Yale Summer Session (YSS), either as a requirement for reinstatement or to remain constructively occupied. Are YSS courses acceptable?

Yes. Yale Summer Session courses are considered Yale College courses in full.

I plan to take courses in the U.S., but not through Yale Summer Session, either as a requirement for reinstatement or to remain constructively occupied. Will I be able to count those credits toward reinstatement and toward graduation?

Yale College students are allowed to count a maximum of two course credits from another university towards the 36 course credits required for graduation. Therefore:

  • the answer is yes, if the student has not earned two prior course credits at another university
  • the answer is no, if the student has already earned two prior course credits at another university
  • the answer is yes, if the student has earned only one prior course credit at another university: in that case, a second course credit may be transferred onto the Yale College transcript

Please note: in some cases, outside course credits that are not allowed to transfer onto the Yale College transcript or count towards graduation credit may count towards the major. Students in such circumstances are advised to consult the relevant director of undergraduate studies (DUS).

Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that the Committee on Reinstatement receives official transcript(s) of outside coursework by the earliest date possible.

For questions and feedback about the content of courses you are considering for reinstatement purposes, please consult your residential college dean.

I plan to take courses outside the U.S., either as a requirement for reinstatement or to remain constructively occupied. Are they acceptable?

Yes. The advice given above for coursework at U.S. universities applies to courses at non-U.S. universities, and the same rules outlined above apply to course credits earned at universities outside the United States. For questions and feedback, please consult your residential college dean.

Applicants presenting coursework from non-U.S. universities for reinstatement purposes should request their official e-transcript(s) as early as possible, given the varying practices and procedures of non-U.S. universities’ transcript offices. Transcripts must be submitted in English or with an accompanying translation provided not by the student but by a qualified translator.

I plan to apply for reinstatement and I am required to complete two course credits for reinstatement purposes. However, my Yale Summer Session or non-Yale coursework won’t be completed until after the Committee on Reinstatement meets in early July or early November. May I still present such coursework for reinstatement purposes?

Yes. In such cases, approval of a student’s reinstatement application remains provisional until final grades are posted showing successful completion of the coursework with a grade of A or B. Only then is final approval granted.

Please see the question, “Do the November 1 and June 1 deadlines also apply to transcripts for coursework (when required)?,” in Section III, “Reinstatement Application Process Step-by-Step,” above.

Is a transcript required for Yale Summer Session courses?

No, Yale Summer Session courses and grades automatically appear on a student’s Yale College transcript.

Does the Committee on Reinstatement consider successful completion of Yale Summer Session courses a particular indication of readiness for reinstatement?

No, the Committee on Reinstatement makes no distinction between Yale Summer Session coursework and coursework completed outside Yale. Moreover, successful completion of coursework through Yale Summer Session is not considered indicative per se that an applicant is ready for reinstatement.

V. Approvals, Provisional Approvals, and Denials

What happens if my reinstatement application is approved?

When a reinstatement application is approved, the student receives an email with an attached official reinstatement letter clearing them to return to Yale for the following term.

The reinstatement letter also contains excerpts of important rules from the reinstatement section of the Yale College Programs of Study. In particular:

At the conclusion of each of the two terms following their reinstatement, students are expected to complete and pass all the courses in which they remain enrolled. A student who fails to meet this condition is ordinarily required to withdraw after his or her record has been reviewed by the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing.

Students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for academic, medical, or personal reasons are allowed a second reinstatement after a subsequent withdrawal for medical or personal reasons. Students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for medical or personal reasons are allowed a second reinstatement after a subsequent withdrawal for academic, medical, or personal reasons. However, students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for academic reasons become ineligible for reinstatement after a second withdrawal for academic reasons.

Also included in the reinstatement letter are the number of the credits and terms the student had accrued before withdrawing and the number of the credits and terms the student has remaining.

Please note: it can take several days for final approval to percolate through Yale’s various software systems, including SIS.

Who else is notified of my reinstatement?

The following offices are copied on reinstatement decisions:

  • the student’s residential college dean’s office (housing and other matters)
  • the University Registrar’s Office (registration and related matters)

The following offices may also be copied, depending on each student’s circumstances:

  • the Bursar’s Office (billing)
  • the Office of International Students and Scholars (visas)
  • the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office (financial aid)

Do students ever receive conditional approval for their reinstatement, and what happens in that case?

Yes, students receive conditional approval when final approval is contingent on successful completion of required reinstatement coursework and such coursework is ongoing when the Committee on Reinstatement meets to review reinstatement applications. In such cases, final reinstatement approval can only be granted after Yale Summer Session grades have been posted (for students who choose Yale Summer Session for their reinstatement coursework) or receipt a final e-transcript (for students who choose an outside — non-Yale — college or university for their coursework).

In all other cases, the Committee on Reinstatement makes a final decision about each reinstatement application when it meets.

When does conditional approval become final approval?

Once final grades showing successful completion of reinstatement coursework are posted for Yale Summer Session courses, or an e-transcript is received for outside — non-Yale — courses, conditional approval is converted to final approval. The student then receives a final reinstatement letter and, depending on the student’s circumstances, some or all the offices listed above (under “Who else is notified”) are copied.

It can take several days for final approval to percolate through Yale’s various software systems, including SIS.

Is conditional reinstatement ever revoked?

Conditional reinstatement may be revoked in the following cases:

  • Reinstatement coursework: a student who received conditional approval does not satisfy the grade requirements for reinstatement coursework or does not complete reinstatement-related coursework
  • Reinstatement coursework: a transcript showing successful completion of reinstatement coursework at an outside university is not received by the start of the term to which the student had been conditionally reinstated
  • Bursar’s Office: a student has not settled any outstanding charges with the Bursar’s Office by the start of the term to which the student had been conditionally reinstated

May I postpone my reinstatement to a later term?

No. If the Committee on Reinstatement approves a student’s application for reinstatement but the student subsequently decides not to return to Yale for the term specified, the committee’s reinstatement approval is nullified. Should the student decide to return to Yale at a later date, a new application is required.

What happens if my application is not approved?

If a student’s reinstatement application is not approved, that student may not return to Yale for the term specified in the application. The student’s residential college dean’s office is notified.

The student may reapply as early as the next deadline.

Appeals

Appealing a reinstatement application that was not approved

Students whose application for reinstatement was not approved by the Committee on Reinstatement may request reconsideration by submitting a written appeal to the dean of Yale College within five days of communication to the student of the committee’s decision.

A students should email their appeal to reinstatement@yale.edu; the chair of the Committee on Reinstatement will receive the appeal and deliver it to the dean of Yale College.

The dean of Yale College will consider two bases for an appeal:

  1. a procedural error during the application process or as part of the Committee on Reinstatement’s application review
  2. the discovery of pertinent information not available to the appellant at the time of the Committee on Reinstatement’s deliberations and, as a result, not considered by the Committee on Reinstatement during its review process.

The dean of Yale College may request a copy of the student’s reinstatement materials from the Committee on Reinstatement as part of the appeal review process. The dean will respond to student appeals within ten business days of the date of receipt. The dean will communicate the response in writing to the student and will either:

  1. uphold the Committee on Reinstatement’s denial of the student’s reinstatement application, or
  2. reverse the Committee on Reinstatement’s denial and direct the Committee to approve the application.

The Committee on Reinstatement will be copied on the dean’s response.

Student requests to meet with the dean of Yale College before an appeal has been submitted or while the dean is reviewing the student’s appeal will not be considered.

VI. International Students, Students Applying from Abroad, and Visa information

Who can help me with my visa if I’m applying from abroad and I’m not a U.S. citizen?

International students may obtain information and help with visas or other issues affecting non-U.S. citizens from Mr. Ozan Say (ozan.say@yale.edu, 203-432-2303), an adviser with the Office of International Students and Scholars.

VII. Sources of Information after Withdrawal

Whom should I turn to for information while I’m withdrawn from Yale?

Students’ residential college deans remain their primary point of contact for information and academic advisers while they are withdrawn.

Other helpful offices are:

Reinstatement-related questions may be directed to reinstatement@yale.edu

VIII. Additional FAQs

Does my yale.edu email address remain active during my withdrawal?

Your yale.edu email address will remain active for up to three years after the term of withdrawal. Students are strongly advised to check their yale.edu inboxes regularly for communications from the Committee on Reinstatement and their residential college deans.

May I stay on campus or come to campus after my withdrawal?

Withdrawn students may not stay in residences on campus, attend classes, participate in organized extracurricular activities, or make use of University facilities such as libraries or gyms. While you are withdrawn, you may come to campus only upon receiving prior permission from your residential college dean or the dean of Student Affairs.

May I use library resources during my withdrawal?

Students may use online and digital library resources from off campus by means of VPN for up to three years after their withdrawal. However, they may use Yale library facilities in person only after having obtained permission from their residential college dean or the dean of Student Affairs.

May I continue to work in-person or remotely at my student job or in a Yale research office or lab?

Withdrawn students may come to campus, including for work at a student job or in Yale research offices or labs, only after having obtained prior permission from their residential college dean or the dean of Student Affairs. This applies to Yale-affiliated offices and labs on campus and elsewhere. Students should consult their residential college dean or the dean of Student Affairs for permission to engage in remote work.

Are students who withdraw from Yale and transfer to another university eligible to apply for reinstatement to Yale?

Yes, provided that they have not previously obtained a bachelor’s degree.

Do I need to get good grades after I am reinstated?

Reinstated students are urged to keep in mind the Yale College Programs of Study regulations governing the two terms following reinstatement (Section J):

At the conclusion of each of the two terms following their reinstatement, students are expected to complete and pass all the courses in which they remained enrolled. A student who fails to meet this condition is ordinarily required to withdraw after his or her record has been reviewed by the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing.

Students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for academic, medical, or personal reasons are allowed a second reinstatement after a subsequent withdrawal for medical or personal reasons. Students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for medical or personal reasons are allowed a second reinstatement after a subsequent withdrawal for academic, medical, or personal reasons. However, students who have been reinstated from a first withdrawal for academic reasons become ineligible for reinstatement after a second withdrawal for academic reasons.

The above two paragraphs are especially important as students consider applying for reinstatement: if reinstated, will they be able to complete and pass all their courses for the following two terms? If unsure of the answer, it may be best to consider waiting until they’re sure rather than risk a possible second academic withdrawal and consequent permanent separation from Yale. Students are also encouraged to seek advice from their residential college deans.

Does taking summertime reinstatement coursework have an impact on the standard Student Share portion of my financial aid package?

Yes, students on financial aid who are required to complete coursework to be eligible for reinstatement will have their Student Share waived for the year in which they are reinstated. Some students require, upon reinstatement in Yale College, enrollment beyond eight terms to complete their bachelor’s degree. Such students will be granted at the time of their reinstatement any such required additional terms of enrollment. Moreover, if such students receive financial aid, they should apply for aid for those additional terms of enrollment as they did for their previous terms.

Students may contact Yale’s Student Financial Aid Services via the contact page.

Does Yale offer tuition insurance?

Yes, the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) is designed to protect students by alleviating the loss of funds paid for tuition, room, and board if complete withdrawal from school for medical reasons becomes necessary at any time during the term. The TRP, in conjunction with Yale’s published refund policy, assures the student of a refund of eighty percent of funds paid for tuition, room, and board.

The TRP is available to all Yale students.