Deadlines and Forms


ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing Application Form

ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors and Seniors Application Form

ENGL 489 Writing Concentration and Senior Project Application

ENGL 490/491 Senior Essay I/II Application Form

English Distribution Request Form

Outside Course Request Form*

Recommendation Letter Request Form

Senior Seminar Certification Form

Senior Library Requirement Completion Form

Transfer/Study Abroad Credit Request Form

*Forms Tip: log into your Microsoft account using your Yale email address and password. Please note that if you are trying to access the form while logged into any email on your browser that is not your Yale one, the page will not load.



Balliol College, Oxford University: Junior Year Abroad Program for Yale English Majors

Application Deadline: March 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm Eastern

Interested students who have questions are invited to join the English DUS or ADUS for office hours.


April 3, 8:00 am
Preference Selection sites open for Yale College students to rank their choice of First-Year seminars and Foundational Courses

April 5, 12:00 noon
English creative writing and journalism course applications due

April 5, 5:00 pm
Preference Selection sites close

April 12, 5:00 pm
Deadline for departments to push Preference Selection results to student registration worksheets

August TBD
Preference Selection Opens for Fall Sections of ENGL 114 & 115 (new students)

August TBD
English Introductory Course Placement Zoom Session


April 17, 8:00 am
Registration opens for Yale College students in the Class of 2024

April 18, 8:00 am 
Registration opens for Yale College students in the Class of 2025, visiting students, and Eli Whitney students (without a class year)

April 19, 8:00 am
Registration opens for Yale College students in the Class of 2026

April 21, 5:00 pm
Deadline for students to request Instructor Permission

April 25, 5:00 pm
Deadline for instructors to respond to Instructor Permission requests

April 28, 5:00 pm
Last day of classes for Yale College students; reading period begins. Registration closes for all Yale College students

May 4, 5:20 pm
Last day of classes for Graduate School students

August TBD
New student registration begins

August TBD
Academic Fair

August TBD
Classes begin; Add/Drop period begins

September TBD

Add/Drop period ends

ENGL 487, 488, 489, 490

Early March
Schedule meeting with potential advisors

April 3, by 12:00 noon
Submit signed proposal to

April 15, at 5:00 pm
You will receive notification if the proposal has been approved or revisions are required. Contact Jane Bordiere with any questions.


April 3, 8:00 am
Preference selection opens for spring Foundational Courses and Senior Seminars

April 5, 5:00 pm
Preregistration closes for spring Foundational Courses and Senior Seminars

April 12, 5:00 pm
Decisions will be available and assignments pushed to Registration Worksheets


April 5 by 12:00 noon
Submit applications for English creative writing courses. All submissions due by NOON, unless otherwise noted. See also Canvas course sites for information.

April 15 by 5:00 pm
Instructors will notify students of application results.

April 21 by 5:00 pm
Deadline for admitted students to add the course to their Registration Worksheet and request Instructor Permission on Yale Course Search (YCS).

April 25 by 5:00 pm
Instructors will approve admitted student requests in YCS.

April 26
Approved students must then return to YCS to Approve Changes and complete enrollment in the course. Admitted students who do not complete enrollment in the course by April 26 may have their places filled from the waiting list.

ENGL 487, 488, 489, 490

Friday, February 10
ENGL 490 The Senior Essay: 5 to 10 pages completed

Friday, April 7
ENGL 490 The Senior Essay: draft of the full essay completed

Friday, April 21 (Friday before last day of classes)
Submit a pdf of your completed spring-term Writing Concentration Project via email to Jane by noon.

Friday, April 28 (last day of classes)
Submit a pdf of your completed spring-term Tutorial in Writing, Special Project, or Senior Essay via email to Jane by noon


Thursday, April 20, 12.00 noon
Submit to all categories, except H-1 & H-2: Essays by Seniors

Friday, April 28, 12:00 noon
Submit to categories H-1 & H-2: Essays by Seniors. Note that essays written for ENGL 490/491 will automatically be considered and should be submitted unless they have been revised; in this case, please submit your essay via email to Jane.
Prize descriptions and submission instructions are available on the English website.

Questions? Contact Jane Bordiere or Erica Sayers.