Spring 2022 Yale College Course Enrollment Dates

October 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The Yale College spring 2022 Course Enrollment timeline has been finalized. The course enrollment cycle begins on November 5, and includes Preference Selection rankings, applications to limited enrollment courses, the Early Registration period, and the Add/Drop period. A full chart of dates is provided below and on the Registration website.

In the coming weeks, the University Registrar’s Office will send additional email notifications relevant to your role in the course enrollment process.

Yale College Course Enrollment Timeline




November 5, 9:00 a.m.
Preference Selection

Course Enrollment cycle begins. Preference Selection sites open for students for First-Year seminars, multi-section courses, and discussion/lab sections.


November 11, 5:00 p.m.

Preference Selection sites close.


November 12 - 16


Departments and instructors review Preference Selection submissions.

November 16, 5:00 p.m.


Deadline to push Preference Selection results to student registration worksheets.
Deadline to offer at least one discussion/lab section.

November 18, 9:00 a.m.
Early Registration

Early Registration period starts. Registration worksheets open for official enrollment.


December 1, 5:00 p.m.

Deadline for students to request permission to enroll in limited enrollment courses that require instructor approval.*


December 8, 5:00 p.m.


Deadline for instructors of limited enrollment classes to grant formal enrollment permission to students.*

December 15, 5:00 p.m.

Early Registration period ends; Registration worksheets are locked.


January 12, 9:00 a.m.

Add/Drop period starts. Registration worksheets reopen.


January 25, 5:00 p.m.

Add/Drop period ends. Registration worksheets are locked.


*Deadlines are not enforced by the registration system.


  • New spring course proposals must be submitted to the Course of Study Committee by October 22 to be approved and offered in time for the opening of early registration. They will continue to be reviewed through early December.
  • Yale Course Search (YCS) provides students with two default worksheets: a Registration worksheet for officially enrolling in courses and a Canvas worksheet to visit up to five Canvas course sites without registering.
  • Instructor permission - the registration system offers a formal permission request and grant process. If a course has reached enrollment capacity, or if a course has been marked as “Instructor Permission Required” in CourseLeaf WEN, students who attempt to enroll in the course will be prompted to submit a formal request. Instructions for managing permission requests can be found on the Registration website.
  • Discussion/Lab Section selection - students will select discussion/lab sections during the Early Registration period; therefore, at least one discussion/lab section must be offered in CourseLeaf WEN by November 18. Additional discussion/lab sections may be offered at any point during the course enrollment cycle, based on teaching fellow allocations and student demand.

Refer to the Registration website for additional details, instructional documentation, FAQs, and dates and deadlines.
University Registrar’s Office
246 Church Street, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06520-8321
(203) 432-2330