Registration reminder and clarification: Enrollment caps for spring 2023 courses

December 22, 2022

Dear colleagues:

We write to clarify our message of yesterday regarding enrollment caps.

The guidance circulated yesterday applies to courses with sections. If you are teaching a seminar or lecture which has emtpy seats and for which you do not require teaching fellows in addition to any currently assigned to your course, you may fill those seats.

Best wishes,

Tamar, Jeff, Pericles, and Lynn

December 21, 2022

[Summary: Enrollment caps for spring term courses are based upon current enrollment numbers. Department registrars should update maximum enrollments accordingly by January 6.]

To: Faculty teaching in Yale College during Spring Term 2023, FAS and SEAS undergraduate registrars
cc: FAS and SEAS chair’s assistants, operations managers, and lead administrators; FAS Steering; FAS Dean’s Office; Yale College Dean’s Office; GSAS Dean’s Office; SEAS Dean’s Office; Registrar’s Office; Poorvu Center

Dear colleagues,

We write with reminders regarding course enrollments for the 2023 spring term:

  • Under the new registration system, course enrollment demand as indicated by the number of registered students at the close of registration should be viewed as an upper limit. To view the number of registered students in a course, consult Course Demand Statistics.
  • Department registrars should update maximum enrollments accordingly in CourseLeaf (WEN) by January 6.
  • During the Add/Drop period, from January 9 to 23, students may enroll in courses only as space becomes available within the numbers previously set by the maximum enrollment limit.

If you have questions about adjustments to your estimated maximum enrollment, whether before, during, or after the registration period, please write to Dean Pam Schirmeister at

Thank you and best wishes,

Tamar, Jeff, Pericles, and Lynn

Tamar Szabó Gendler

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Brock

Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Pericles Lewis

Dean, Yale College

Lynn Cooley

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences