Yale College Courses that Use Preference Selection & Courses with Early Admission Processes

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.


Preference Selection (Spring 2022)

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Preference Selection opens on Friday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m.
Preference Selection closes on Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available by Tuesday, November 16 by 5:00 p.m.

First-Year Seminars

For more information abut the First-Year Seminar Program, see the program’s website. A list of seminars offered in spring 2022 is available in Yale Course Search. Click “First Year Seminar” under Yale College Attributes for a list of all first-year seminars.



  • 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 



Information about applying to English courses that are not listed here may be found on the English Department website or on Canvas. There will not be preference selection for ENGL 114 or ENGL 115 for Spring 2022 (preference selection for these courses will resume for Fall 2022). Interested students are invited to enroll when early registration opens on November 18. No instructor permission required.


  • 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





  • 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