Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences



Responding to Offers

Responses to offers of admission must be made as indicated in the instructions contained in the “offer letter” and submitted to the Office of Admissions. An applicant is free to decline an offer of admission and financial aid from one institution and accept an offer from another in writing on or before April 15. An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a prior commitment has been made. These requirements are consistent with the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Students, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.