Preference Selection and Preregistration Applications

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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

First-Year Seminars

Application opens on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available by Friday, December 4 by 5:00 p.m.

A list of the seminars to be offered in spring 2021 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

Application opens on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on TBD

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

College Seminars

Application opens on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Monday, December 14 by 5:00 p.m.

  • CSBF 330, War Films and Warrior Culture
  • CSBK 330, Northern Power: Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Sovereignty 
  • CSBR 330, Hip Hop Music and Culture
  • CSDC 330, The Art and Business of Songwriting
  • CSES 330, Crime in the 21st Century
  • CSGH 330, Writing Portraits of Places
  • CSJE 330, Holy Hipsters: Spiritual Militancy in Postwar America
  • CSMC 330, Understanding the Soldier Diplomat
  • CSMY 330, Contemporary Novel Writing
  • CSPC 330, Social Critical Thinking and Leadership Through the Arts
  • CSSM 330, Trials of the Century
  • CSSY 330, Future Cities
  • CSTC 330, Venture Investing in Emerging Markets
  • CSTD 330, The History, Ethics & Aesthetics of Cocktails
  • CSYC 330, Mastering the Art of Watercolor
  • CSYC 331, Art of the Printed Word

Other Courses with Preregistration before the Term Begins

Registration opens on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Registation closes on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Chinese and Japanese

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 151, Advanced Modern Chinese II
  • CHNS 153, Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • CHNS 155, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese III
  • JAPN 120, Elementary Japanese II
  • JAPN 140, Intermediate Japanese II

Economics Introductory​ Course

  • ECON 108, Quantitative Foundations of Microeconomics 


Information about applying to English courses that not listed here may be found on the English Department website or on Canvas.


  • FREN 120, Elementary and Intermediate French I
  • FREN 130, Intermediate and Advanced French I
  • FREN 140, Intermediate and Advanced French II
  • FREN 150, Advanced Language Practice





  • 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


Preference Selection for Discussion Sections and Laboratories

Registration opens on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration closes on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.


  • ECON 115, Introductory Micoeconomics
  • ECON 116, Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECON 117, Introduction to Data Analysis and Econometrics
  • ECON 121, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 122, Intermediate Macroeconomics

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • EEB 291L, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates Laboratory


For Political Science courses only:

Results will be available by December 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Political Science

  • PLSC 111, Introduction to International Relations
  • PLSC 118, The Moral Foundations of Politics
  • PLSC 205, The American Presidency
  • PLSC 214, The Politics of American Public Policy
  • PLSC 257, Bioethics and Law
  • PLSC 341, The Logic of Randomized Experiments in Political Science
  • PLSC 346, Game Theory and Political Research
  • PLSC 387, Capitalism and Crisis
  • PLSC 396, Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
  • PLSC 432, Russian Politics and Society

For Chemistry courses only:

Registration opens on Wednesday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration closes on Monday, January 18 at 9:00 a.m.


  • CHEM 104, Chemistry of Food and Cooking
  • CHEM 161, General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 165, General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 167, Advanced University Chemistry II
  • CHEM 175, Organic Chemistry for First Year Students II
  • CHEM 220, Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 221, The Organic Chemistry of Life Processes
  • CHEM 252, Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 333, Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Physical Sciences I
  • CHEM 134L, General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 136L, General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 223L, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 251L, Inorganice Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 330L, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry I