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Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bouchet Admissions Bootcamp

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bouchet Admissions Bootcamp is a platform for graduate school admissions preparation and success. This 4-session virtual bootcamp, via webinars, will provide targeted mentoring on the graduate school admissions process. We hope that participation in the Bouchet Bootcamp will assist students in crafting a comprehensive, intentional, and competitive graduate school application packet.

Participation requirement:

  • College student graduating in Spring 2020; Fall 2020; Spring 2021
  • Otherwise, be applying to PhD programs in Fall 2020 for Fall 2021 admissions

Students completing all 4 sessions by June 28, 2020 will receive:

  • Fee waiver to Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 2021 Admissions Cycle
  • Certificate of participation

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bouchet Admissions Bootcamp dates for Summer 2020 are: June 1, June 8, June 15 and June 22. The live webinars for the Bootcamp will be from 3:00PM - 4:30PM EST on those dates. Students unable to join for the live sessions will have access to the recordings of the webinars, as well as other resources via an online platform.

Reminders and session topics will be sent to all participants before each session.

Application Deadline:

May 27th, 2020 at 5:00PM EST. There is no cost associated with participating in this webinar series.

Who is  Bouchet?

Edward Alexander Bouchet (1852-1918) graduated from Yale College in 1874. He went on to be the first self-identified African American to earn a doctorate from an American university when he earned a Ph.D. in physics at Yale University in 1876. At that time, Bouchet was the sixth person in the western hemisphere to earn a doctorate in physics. He was also one of the first African Americans to be elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.