Applying For Admission
Mills College is looking for students with potential and desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. We seek a diverse group of individuals who exhibit intellectual potential, strength of character, and a love of learning. Admission is determined by a holistic review of the student’s overall acadmic record. While great weight is placed on academic records, we also consider leadership skills, character, and special talents.
The purpose of our personalized and holistic application and admission process is to find students who will gain the most from the programs and opportunities offered at Mills. We look for students who want a college that will empower them and expand their horizons. We seek students who are ready to work hard to achieve their goals, women who will bring a wide variety of interests and backgrounds to the Mills community so that they can learn from each other. As a women's college, Mills only considers female applicants for undergraduate admission. Once admitted, any student who completes the College's graduation requirements will be awarded a degree. Each year we also welcome a few male students, who may be participants in our cross-registration programs with local colleges and universities or our own graduate students, into some undergraduate classes.
A student's high school or college record is generally the most reliable predictor of academic success. The application, writing sample, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and an optional (but strongly encouraged) interview give further evidence of scholastic ability and personal promise. It is the combination of these factors that determines admission to the College.
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Advising and Registration
Majors and Minors
Graduate Degree and Certifcate Programs