Yale College Courses that Use Preference Selection

Note: several departments run a selection process for limited-enrollment courses outside of Preference Selection. If you are interested in a limited-enrollment course that does not appear below, check the course’s “Class Notes” field in YCS, the course’s expanded description in Canvas, or the relevant department website for more information. If you cannot find the information you seek, email the instructor.

November Preference Selection 

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Preference Selection opens on Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Preference Selection closes on Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available on Friday, November 10 by 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2024 courses to be updated soon

Fall 2023 courses


Refer to the Chemistry website.

Directed Studies

DRST 001, Literature

DRST 003, Philosophy

DRST 005, Historical and Political Thought


There will be an English Introductory Course Placement Information Zoom Session on August 14, 1:30-2:30, with a brief presentation about each course followed by a Q&A period for students who may be uncertain about which course to take. This is the Zoom link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/92616184192 

ENGL 114, Writing Seminars and ENGL 115, Literature Seminars

First-Year Seminars

First-Year Seminar Program


FREN 110, Elementary and Intermediate French I

FREN 121, Intermediate French

FREN 125, Intensive Elementary French 

FREN 130, Intermediate and Advanced French I

FREN 140, Intermediate and Advanced French II

FREN 150, Advanced Language Practice

FREN 160, Advanced Conversation Through Culture, Film, and Media


German Language Courses


JAPN 110, Elementary Japanese I


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