Transferring from Other Colleges
Priority admission and scholarship consideration is given to applicants who submit required materials by the March 1 Regular Decision deadline for fall entry and November 1 for spring entry. For financial aid purposes, California residents applying for a Cal Grant must file the FAFSA and GPA Verification form by the March 2 deadline. Applications received after the regular decision deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis. Financial aid and scholarships may still be available. Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admission for additional information.
In addition to the Application for Undergraduate Admission, the following are required:
Secondary School Record
Applicants must submit an official secondary school transcript with proof of high school graduation only if the student has fewer than 24 transferable units. The General Education Development (GED) diploma or state-approved high school graduation equivalency may be substituted for the high school diploma. Applicants with an AA degree, but without a secondary school diploma or equivalent, may also be considered for admission.
Students currently enrolled in college should present a transcript that includes all subjects completed and courses in progress. An official transcript must be sent from each college attended.
Up to two years of a normal course load at an accredited community or four-year college is acceptable for transfer and usually will result in junior standing if all work is in the liberal arts curriculum. Not all course work taken at other colleges may be counted toward fulfillment of the Mills major or degree requirements; this will be determined by the M Center in consultation with relevant Mills academic departments. A preliminary evaluation of transferable credit is provided upon admission.
Transfer applicants must present the official results of the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT taken during the high school or college years if they have fewer than 24 transferable semester units. Students presenting 24 or more transferable semester units may omit this requirement. Exceptions to the standardized test requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Institution codes are 4485 for SAT and 0332 for ACT.
Students are required to submit one recommendation from a college instructor. The appropriate recommendation form is included with the application.
An on-campus interview with an admission counselor is recommended as an opportunity for the College to become acquainted with the applicant and to acquaint the applicant as thoroughly as possible with Mills. Students living 50 miles or more from campus may request an interview with an Alumna Admission Representative (AAR) in her area.
Students considering Mills are always welcome to visit the campus. Arrangements for an interview, tour, class visits, and, if desired, overnight accommodations in a residence hall, can be made by writing or calling the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Overnight visits are arranged Monday through Thursday when classes are in session. Special visiting programs are held throughout the academic year. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for dates and times.
Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. Phone hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.
Interviews are offered between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission:
510.430.2135 (for international or local students)
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Resuming students are women aged 23 and older and comprise one‑quarter of our undergraduate students. Resuming students apply for admission as transfer students if they have taken college classes or as first-year students if they have not. Resuming students who experience difficulty in obtaining the required letters of recommendation are encouraged to call the Office of Undergraduate Admission to discuss possible alternatives.
A student may, by mutual institutional agreement, take courses at Mills as a visiting student to complete the course work necessary to obtain a degree from her home institution. A visiting student completes the admission application and submits all required credentials by the fall or spring semester deadlines for transfer admission. She must also submit confirmation from her home institution that credit earned at Mills will transfer to her home institution. A visiting student does not receive financial aid or merit scholarship from Mills. Students from institutions that participate in exchange or visiting programs with Mills are exempt from the undergraduate application process. Students can contact the M Center at 510.430.2000 or email@example.com for more information.
Non-matriculated persons may be accepted as auditors in a course during any academic term. Auditors must obtain the consent of the department head and the instructor involved and pay the audited course fee. The student is under the authority of the instructor, but no grade or credit for the course is given and no record kept. Inquiries regarding auditor status should be addressed to the M Center.
Second Bachelor Degree Candidates
Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree (BA or BS) may apply to Mills as second bachelor degree candidates through the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The second BA or BS must be in a field that is unrelated to the first degree. Students will be required to spend a minimum of three semesters at Mills and complete at least 12 semester course credits, or more if needed to complete the new major. Students are not required to complete the Mills general education requirements or other degree requirements, but are required to complete requirements pertaining to the major.
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