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Application Updates Part 1: Deadlines & (no more) TOEFL

Even before the Class of 2015 arrives on campus in August for the start of orientation, we are already far along in the process of preparing this upcoming year's application for the Class of 2016, which will go live next month. In advance of then, we have some important updates to announce, including the application deadlines for the upcoming year, which are:

Round 1: September 25, 2013 (decisions released by December 9, 2013)
Round 2: January 9, 2014 (decisions by April 4, 2014)
Round 3: April 24, 2014 (decisions by May 22, 2014)

As you begin to plan your application for one of these deadlines, there are a few key changes to this year's application worth noting. One of them: We are eliminating the TOEFL requirement. That's right, you heard correctly. In the past, applicants who graduated from a non-English speaking university had to take the TOEFL (or IELTS, or Pearson Test of English) to be considered for admission to Yale SOM. Starting this year, that will no longer be the case. We will not require any English language test to apply to Yale SOM.

I know that this change will be of great interest to many of you. Tomorrow I will blog about another topic that usually garners a good deal of attention: Essay questions. We have a few interesting changes coming on that front as well. Stay tuned.