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International Student Admission

International students and US citizens applying from schools abroad must submit the following credentials in addition to the items noted in the section titled Applying for Admission.

Mills College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

School Records
A candidate must be eligible for a diploma from an approved secondary school and should be recommended for admission by her school. Students should submit certified copies of secondary school records and of all internal and external test results, college records, if any, and school certificates or matriculation examination scores. For records in other languages, we require the original and a certified translation. The secondary school transcript should include courses in progress. 

Entrance Examinations
Required entrance examinations are the SAT Reasoning Test, or ACT examination and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The SAT or ACT is required of all international first-year and transfer applicants.

The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all students who are non-native speakers of English or any student who has been in a non-English speaking culture for the previous three or more years. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper based, 213 CBT or 80 IBT, or an IELTS score of 6.5 is necessary to be considered for regular admission. The requirement is waived for students who present a 600 or above on the SAT Critical Reading Test. SAT Subject Tests are optional.

The College makes every effort to determine if a candidate is able to do successful college-level work in English. If, after the student arrives, it appears that she needs additional help in English, she may have to obtain the services of a tutor at her own expense.

Financial Statement
A Certification of Finances form and supporting bank documentation are required for admission; it should document that the applicant is able to meet the costs of tuition, fees, room, board, and expenses in the United States for all years of attendance. US citizens are not required to submit this form.

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Last Updated: 7/2/14