Preference Selection and Preregistration Applications

This page will be updated by the middle of December for the Spring 2020 term.

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

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Preference Selection

Residential College Seminars

Application opens on Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Monday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, January 10 by 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Residential College Seminar Program, see the program’s website.  Click on the links below to apply.

  • CSBF 310, Cocktail Culture: The History, Ethics & Aesthetics of Drink 
  • CSBK 310, Speechwriting, Storytelling, and Statecraft
  • CSBR 310, Trials of the Century
  • CSDC 310, Mastering the Art of Watercolor
  • CSES 310, Good Food, Real World: A course in applied sustainability
  • CSGH 310, Contemporary Novel Writing
  • CSJE 310, Free Speech Then and Now
  • CSMC 310, The Art of Storytelling
  • CSMY 310, Power and Organizing in the City
  • CSPC 310, Teaching the Constitution
  • CSSM 310, Letters from the Homefront
  • CSSY 310, Making Criminals: Criminalization in the 21st Century
  • CSTC 310, How Can I Have the Most Impact?: Responding to Environmental and Social Challenges
  • CSTD 310, Social Critical Thinking Through the Arts
  • CSYC 310, Art of the Printed Word
  • CSYC 311, The Role of Real Estate in the Economy and Society

First-Year Seminars

Application opens on Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, January 10 by 5:00 p.m.

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

A list of the seminars to be offered in spring 2020 are available in Yale Course Search. Click “First Year Seminar ” under Yale College Attributes for a list of all first-year seminars.

Apply to a First-Year Seminar

Economics Senior Seminars

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

Application opens on Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Application closes on Sunday, January 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, January 6 by 5:00 p.m.


Other Courses with Preregistration before the Term Begins

Economics Introductory Courses

Application opens on Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, January 10 by 5:00 p.m.

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

  • ECON 108, Quantitative Foundations of Microeconomics 
  • ECON 110, An Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 111, An Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis

Humanities

Application opens on Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, January 10 by 5:00 p.m.


For All Other Courses

Preregistration opens on Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Preregistration closes on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, January 10 by 5:00 p.m.

Chinese

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

  • CHNS 120, Elementary Modern Chinese II
  • CHNS 140, Intermediate Modern Chinese II
  • CHNS 142, Intermediate Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • CHNS 151, Advanced Modern Chinese II
  • CHNS 153, Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • CHNS 155, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese IV
  • CHNS 167, Chinese for Current Affairs

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 120, Elementary and Intermediate French II
  • 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 111, Introduction to Functions and Calculus II
  • 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

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Preregistration opens for this course on  Friday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Preregistration closes for this course on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m.

  • E&EB 291L, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates Laboratory

Chemistry

Preregistration opens for all discussion sections and laboratories on Wednesday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Preregistration closes for Organic Chemistry for First-Year Students, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory on Monday, January 13 at 12:00 p.m.

  • CHEM 175, Organic Chemistry for First-Year Students
  • CHEM 251L, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 252, Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 333, Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Physical Sciences II
  • CHEM 330L, Physical Chemistry Lab I

Preregistration closes for General and Organic Chemistry laboratories on Tuesday, January 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Preregistration closes for General Chemistry, Comprehensive Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry on Thursday, January 16 at 9:00 am.

​Preregistration closes for Courses for Non-Chemistry Majors on Thursday, January 16 at 12:00 pm.

  • CHEM 104, Chemistry of Food and Cooking

Economics

Preregistration opens for all discussion sections on Monday, January 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Preregistration closes for all discussion sections on Thursday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m.

History of Art

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

  • HSAR 282, Renaissance Bodies: Art, Magic, Science

Physics

Preregistration opens for these laboratories on TBA
Preregistration closes for these laboratories on TBA

  • ​PHYS 166L, General Physics Laboratory
  • PHYS 205L, Modern Physical Measurement
  • PHYS 206L, Modern Physical Measurement