GRE requirement dropped
Due in part to the difficulties and challenges in taking the GRE test this year, the Yale Department of Astronomy has decided that the General and Physics GRE test will not be considered in the evaluation of graduate applications in the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.
In addition, recognizing the challenges to teaching and learning presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provost and Deans of Yale University have adopted the following:
Yale’s admissions offices for graduate and professional schools evaluate applicants holistically and will take the significant disruptions of COVID-19 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials relating to Spring 2020. In particular, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/Fail and other grading options during this unprecedented period, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students.
For more information on the Yale Department of Astronomy PhD application process, please visit the Prospective Student Information Page.