Pre-registration for Spring 2021

All students who wish to enroll in Spring 2021 must pre-register for classes by Monday December 21 at 5 pm.

This page provides pre-registration instructions and guidance for economics majors and those students who are considering taking economics courses this spring.

ADVISING / “SCHEDULE SIGNING’

FOR ECONOMICS MAJORS

All students must discuss their plans for spring 2021 with an advisor between November 30 and December 18. Advisors are assigned to economics majors based on college of residence. Economics majors should consult the advisor webpage, scroll down to find the advisors for their college, choose an advisor holding office hours at a time convenient to the student and zoom into that professor’s pre-registration office hours. No appointment needed unless stated otherwise.

After you submit your preliminary schedule on or before December 21, the system will ask you to send a copy of that schedule to your advisor. Please be sure to add the name of the Economics department advisor with whom you speak to the list of people who should receive your schedule. The advisor will receive both a copy of your schedule and a request to verify that you consulted them in putting together your preliminary schedule.

FOR MATH-ECONOMICS MAJORS

Math-Economics majors should meet with the DUS to discuss their schedules. After you submit your preliminary schedule on or before December 21, the system will ask you to send a copy of that schedule to your advisor. Say yes. A copy of your schedule and a request for verification of your meeting will be forwarded to the DUS. (You do not need to add additional people to receive your schedule unless you want to.)

COURSE SELECTION

CONSULT WITH COURSE PROFESSORS

In addition to Yale Course Search and the economics course description and course schedule websites, information on economics courses you may be considering can be gathered by speaking with the course professor. Between November 30 and December 21 professors teaching economics courses this spring will hold office hours to answer questions about these courses. Zoom in. No appointment needed.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Introductory microeconomics will be taught in two formats in Spring 2021. Econ 115 is a large lecture class. All students may pre-register for Econ 115. Econ 108 is a smaller course intended for students with limited or no experience in calculus. It places greater emphasis on quantitative methods and examples. Between Monday November 30 and Wednesday December 9, first and second-year students may enter the lottery for a spot in Econ 108. The results of the lottery will be announced by the end of the day Monday December 14.

Introductory macroeconomics (116) and introductory data analysis and econometrics (117) are large lecture courses that all students may pre-register to take.

FOR SENIORS IN THE ECONOMICS MAJOR

Senior economics majors may enter the lottery for a place in a senior seminar/advanced lecture from Monday November 30 to Wednesday December 9. The results of the lottery will be announced by the end of the day Monday December 14. A list of spring senior seminars and the link for entering the lottery can be found here.