2024 New Student Information

Required Actions for All Incoming Jackson Students

Early April

Receive your Yale NetID and PIN to activate your Yale Account

April 1

Please visit the Yale Graduate Housing website for more information about on-campus graduate housing, including a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at 11:00 am EST. The on-campus housing application opens on April 1 and room selection will begin on Tuesday, April 23. On-campus housing is limited, so plan to apply and choose your room early. Register for the webinar here.

May 1

Deadline to respond to offer of admission

May 1 to 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. Please review instructions on the New Student Health Requirements webpage. In mid-May, the Health On Track portal will open for students to upload forms and complete requirements. Please watch for a communication from Yale Health once the portal is open.

August 19

Deadline to complete University-wide Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct training (more information will be sent via email over the summer)

August 19 (MPP students)

First day of new student orientation for MPP students.

August 22 (MAS students)

First day of new student orientation for MAS students.

August 28

Fall term classes begin

New Student Orientation

The first day of new student orientation for MPP students is Monday, August 19, 2024. Orientation activities are scheduled to take place throughout the week of August 19. More information will be sent in the early summer.

The first day of new student orientation for MAS students is Thursday, August 22, 2024.

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 U.S. tax status, i.e., resident alien or nonresident alien.  To properly determine your U.S. 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 and 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 U.S. 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

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.”

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:

For students receiving stipend payments from the Jackson School, your stipend checks will be distributed weekly on Thursdays, starting August 22, 2024 through May 15, 2025. You can calculate your weekly check amount by dividing your award stipend amount by 39 installments.

Student Employee Payroll Toolbox: As a Yale employee, student or faculty member, please take advantage of some of the resources and tools designed to help you understand the information presented on your paycheck.