How to apply to Yale University?
1) Start very early. If you are leaving the preparation to a mere year in advance, you are doing it wrong. Most admitted candidates will spend a minimum of two years working on their overall profile and the application.
2) Register and complete the SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests. If you are applying from a country where English is not an official language, you may also have to sit TOEFL - the English language exam. Both SAT exams are not straightforward and take time to master. A perfect score helps, but it won't get you in on its own.
3) Register and complete the CommonApp. This is a centralised portal through which you can apply to all of your US university choices, including Yale. CommonApp requires you to complete a number of essays and it is best to start early. Essay questions are released each year on the 1st of August.
4) Once you have applied, be sure to continue communicating with the Admissions' Office and provide them with regular updates.
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