Yale Graduate Admissions Statement

July 21, 2020

Yale Physics welcomes applications this fall for matriculation in 2021.  In doing so we re-affirm our commitment to teaching and learning in the face of very challenging and changing times.  We are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.  We are also committed to advancing teaching and scholarship in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic.  Please find information here on applying to our graduate program.
Yale Physics will not be accepting the General GRE and Physics GRE scores for applications received by the December 15, 2020 submission deadline. We recognize the severe disruption caused by COVID-19, specifically the significant challenges associated with test taking, either in person or online. We also appreciate that the hardship of taking GRE exams at this time fall unequally on individual students and the option to submit exam results would unfairly advantage some students over others. Please do not submit GRE scores or mention them anywhere in your application portfolio.
Yale physics recognizes the institution of Universal P/F and the optional P/F system at many institutions in the Spring of 2021, put in place to accommodate the many different situations in which students found themselves in completing the spring semester. In reviewing applications for our Ph.D program we will consider student’s scholarship holistically and fold in spring semester transcript coursework and scholarship appropriately given the circumstances.