Preference Selection and Preregistration Applications


This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Note: Residential College Seminars will not be offered in the fall term 2020. They are scheduled to resume in the spring term 2021.

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 Monday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m.
Application closes on Thursday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m.
(Extended from Wednesday, August 5 at 5:00 p.m.) Decisions will be available on Friday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m.

A list of the seminars to be offered in fall 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, August 7 at 12:00 p.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Monday, August 17 by 5:00 p.m.


Other Courses with Preregistration before the Term Begins

Application opens on Friday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m.
Application closes on Wednesday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Monday, August 17 by 5:00 p.m.

American Sign Language

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

  • ASL 110, 130, American Sign Language I and American Sign Language III

Astronomy

  • ASTR 180, Introduction to Relativity and Black Holes

Chinese and Japanese

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

  • CHNS 110, Elementary Modern Chinese I
  • CHNS 130, Intermediate Modern Chinese I
  • CHNS 132, Intermediate Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • CHNS 150, Advanced Modern Chinese I
  • CHNS 152, Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • CHNS 154, Upper Advanced Modern Chinese III
  • JAPN 110, Elementary Japanese I
  • JAPN 130, Intermediate Japanese I
  • JAPN 150, Advanced Japanese I
  • JAPN 156, Advanced Japanese III

Economics Introductory Course

  • ECON 108, Quantitative Foundations of Microeconomics 

English

French

  • FREN 110, Elementary and Intermediate French I
  • FREN 121, Intermediate French
  • FREN 130, Intermediate and Advanced French I
  • FREN 140, Intermediate and Advanced French II
  • FREN 150, Advanced Language Practice

German

Italian

Mathematics

  • MATH 110, Introduction to Functions and Calculus I
  • 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


Preference Selection for Discussion Sections and Laboratories

Biology

Chemistry

  • CHEM 161, General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 163, Advanced University Chemistry I
  • CHEM 165, General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 174, Organic Chemistry for First Year Students I
  • CHEM 220, Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 221, The Organic Chemistry of Life Processes
  • CHEM 328, Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Biological Sciences
  • CHEM 332, Physical Chemistry with Applications in the Physical Sciences I
  • CHEM 134L, General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 136L, General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 222L, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 330L, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry I

Economics

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

Physics