Applying to the Global Affairs major

Admission to the Global Affairs major takes place during the sophomore year.

Application Form & Deadline

The application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is November 19, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Information Sessions

Each fall, the Jackson Institute hosts information sessions for Yale sophomores who are considering the Global Affairs major.

In Fall 2021, information sessions are held on Thursday, October 28 at 4:00pm and Friday, November 5 at 3:00pm. Please visit our events page for details and registration. If you miss the information sessions and would like to view a recording, please write to the Jackson registrar (

Advice to Applicants

Current underclassmen should review the requirements of the major and the FAQs. It is strongly recommended that, at the time of application, applicants have made progress towards the required economics sequence and to have taken (or currently be enrolled in) GLBL 121 or acceptable substitute.

Advising Sessions

Current and prospective majors can schedule appointments with the DUS, Professor Sigrídur Benediktsdottir, or Lily Sutton, Director of Student Affairs. please note that such meetings do not influence admissions decisions.

In addition, prospective majors are invited to attend an information session held each fall and announced in collaboration with residential college deans and the Sophomore Class Council. Prospective students may want to sign up for the Jackson Institute mailing list.