The priority deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 1 for fall admission. The priority deadline for spring admission is November 1. Visit our application page to apply online or download forms. Please note that due to the additional application requirements, international applicants must submit all application materials by December 15 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.
Applications are reviewed when all supporting materials have been received, and official notification of an admission decision is sent in writing from the Office of Graduate Admission. Most programs review applications on a rolling admission basis after the priority deadline.
All applicants to the graduate degree and certificate programs at Mills College are required to submit the following:
Graduate Application for Admission: Complete all sections of the application as indicated, including a required one- to two- page Statement of Purpose essay. The essay should be typed and double spaced.
Supplemental Application: Mathematics students are required to submit a supplemental application for admission.
Application Fee of $50: Payable to Mills College by check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank. Credit cards and electronic checks are accepted for online application submission. Cash is not accepted.
Official Transcripts: One official transcript with grades from each post-secondary institution attended toward receipt of bachelor's degree should be sent directly by each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission.
Admission to graduate or post-baccalaureate study at Mills College is contingent upon the possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. If you are still completing your degree at the time of application, send official transcripts showing work completed and in progress.
Immediately upon completion of the baccalaureate degree requirements, it is your responsibility to send a final transcript with the degree posted to our office.
Three Letters of Recommendation: Recommendation forms are provided on the application page or can be sent as part of the online application.
Note: Current Mills College students and alumnae are only required to submit one letter of recommendation.
Special Admission Requirements
International students should be aware of the Special Information for International Students section which outlines additional admission requirements.
If you have any questions about admission requirements, deadlines, or applying to Mills, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 510.430.3309 or email@example.com.