2023 New Student Information

Required Actions for All Incoming Jackson Students


Receive your Yale NetID and PIN to activate your Yale Account

April 1

On-campus housing application opens. On-campus housing is limited, so plan to apply and choose your room early. Please visit the Yale Graduate Housing website for more information about on-campus graduate housing, including a webinar for the 2023-2024 academic year scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at 11:00 am EST.

May 1

Deadline to respond to offer of admission

June 30

Upload a photo for your Yale ID card on the ID Card Photo Upload webpage no later than June 30. New student ID cards will be distributed as part of the Jackson School Orientation Week (ID cards cannot be picked up early).

July 15

Deadline to submit official transcripts to the Jackson School of Global Affairs.

Certified Electronic Transcripts (preferred method):

If your institution can send a certified electronic transcript (from Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE, Digitary, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.), it should be sent to jackson.registrar@yale.edu. This address is for institutional use only. Transcripts sent to this address by the student will not be accepted.

Traditional Paper Transcripts:

If your institution will be mailing a paper transcript, please have it sent to the appropriate address, below. The transcript must be received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution and contain authentication, such as a signature or raised seal.

Jackson School of Global Affairs
Office of the Registrar
55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT-06511

August 1

Deadline for uploading vaccination, immunization, and health history documentation to Yale Health, including COVID-19 vaccination status

August 15

Deadline to complete online required trainings (more information will be sent via email over the summer)

August 21

First day of new student orientation. Student Health Coverage begins.

August 24

First stipend payments for new Jackson students.

August 30

Fall-term classes begin — Jackson School Academic Calendar

September 15

Due date for Yale Health Coverage Waivers (enrollment opens June 18)

Due date to sign up for optional Dental and/or Eye Care coverage from outside providers and pay associated premium fees

New Student Orientation

The first day of new student orientation is Monday, August 21, 2023. Orientation activities are scheduled to take place throughout the week of August 21. More information will be sent in the early summer.

Update: the new student orientation page can be found here.

Setup for Payroll

To get set up for payroll if you intend to pursue course assistantships and teaching fellow opportunities, you are required to submit several forms.

All electronic forms are available online at www.your.yale.edu. Select “Workday,” Yale’s Human Resources and Payroll system, from the main page and log into Workday using your NetID and password. Complete the following forms:

    • Go to the “Pay” worklet and complete the “Federal Elections” tab
    • Go to the “Pay” worklet and complete the “State Elections” tab
    • Enter “Complete Form I-9” in the search box and follow instructions in Workday
    • Once completed, you must visit an I-9 Center to confirm your employment eligibility

For students receiving stipend payments from the Jackson School, your stipend checks will be distributed weekly on Thursdays, starting August 24, 2023 through May 16, 2024. You can calculate your weekly check amount by dividing your award stipend amount by 39 installments.

For International Students: Register with the International Tax Office

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires Yale University to apply specific federal tax withholding and reporting rules consistent with your US tax status, i.e., resident alien or nonresident alien.  To properly determine your US tax status and tax treaty eligibility, you will need to complete the FNIS application.

Please register with the International Tax Office.

Click here for information on Tax Resources for International Students & Scholars.

Direct Deposit - Payment Elections

We strongly encourage you to set up a direct deposit of your stipend checks into a bank account of your choice in the United States. This is the fastest and most convenient way to access your stipend each pay period. To set up a direct deposit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Workday using your NetID and password.
  2. Select the “Pay” widget on your Workday homepage.
  3. Next, select “Payment Elections.” From here, use the “Add” function to add a new account for direct deposit. You may add more than one account, and you can choose how to allocate funds across your accounts.

Once you have set up direct deposit, it may take one or two pay periods to take effect. Until then, your stipend check will be mailed to your home address listed in Workday under “Contacts”.


View Your Payslip

You should review your payslips each month in Workday.

Log in to Workday using your NetID and password. Select the “Pay” widget on your Workday homepage. Under “View,” select “Payslips.”

COVID-19 Information

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 guidelines and vaccination requirements, please visit the Yale COVID-19 page.