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If you are trying to create an account, but are sent back to the login page rather than receiving your PIN, it could be an issue with your browser.
This message is telling you that you have created more than one application account.
You may only have one application account/application to Yale in any given year (you may only apply to one program of study at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).
If you already have a PIN (a personal identification number), perhaps as a result of starting an application at another school, please use that PIN to create an account and access the application for Yale.
If you are uncertain of your PIN, please use the link on the login page.
If you have created multiple accounts/applications please see our FAQ entitled:
“I have created a duplication application/account. How can I delete it?”
Yes, you can use the same PIN and password from the previous year. Keep in mind that your previous year application will not be available and you will have to start a new application for the current year.
We mask the birth year for security purposes.
We mask the financial statement section for security purposes.
From time to time it’s a good idea to clear your cache in whatever web browser you use.
Here are the steps to follow:
(Using Internet Explorer):
After you have successfully uploaded your transcript, you see a ‘view’ and ‘delete’ button, but nothing happens when you select ‘view.’ This issue might occur as a result of three potential issues:
Yes, you can and should log in to your submitted application to check the status of the receipt of letters of recommendation and test scores.
If you have outstanding letters please re-notify your recommendation provider from within the online application.
Resend Notification Email: If you wish to have an email message sent to a recommendation provider to remind them to complete the letter of recommendation, mark the recommendation provider(s) by clicking in the box next to the recommendation providers name and then clicking on the resend button below.
If your application does not reflect the receipt of test scores and you have allowed at least a week from the time you submitted your application, please contact us, but consider the following reasons:
Please do not call regarding status of materials. If you suspect an error, please send us an email.
Previous applicants who were not admitted to the Graduate School and applicants who declined a previous offer of admission must submit a new application and pay the application fee.
Please read the Policies and Procedures on reapplying for additional information.
Since your online application can only be submitted when all required materials (such as your personal statement, transcripts or perhaps a writing sample, portfolio or book review as may be required by your program) have been uploaded to your application, they should be considered received once they have been uploaded. No status information for these materials is provided, however.
Status of receipt information is provided for standardized test scores and letters of recommendation. You should check this status frequently.
This most likely happened because you have created two application accounts and have logged into the wrong one.
If you have successfully logged into the online application and need technical support, please click the “Technical Support” button which is located at the top of every page.
A duplicate application occurs when you have previously created an application account at Yale and then mistakenly create another using modified credentials.
Duplicate applications are not permitted and if created can result in significant delays in processing an application or communicating decision information
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While the majority of features will work with other browsers, we can only guarantee full compatibility and offer support for the browsers mentioned above.
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If you are using one of the supported browsers and are experiencing problems, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version. If you still experience problems after upgrading, please make sure that your browser is set to accept cookies. Also, make sure the following browser settings are enabled:
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For security reasons, we recommend that you logout of the online application after each session.