Information for International Graduate Students
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We welcome your interest in Mills College. As an international student, you will find that understanding the American regulations on international student admission is of utmost importance to your success in enrolling in a graduate program. The International Applicant Packet and information below describes the specific procedures that you must follow if you apply to and are admitted to Mills. Please note the earlier application deadlines (October 1 for spring admission, December 15 for fall admission) due to the additional requirements.
We will need one hard copy of official evaluated transcripts, as well as one hard copy official transcript in the native language, if applicable, of all your undergraduate and graduate work, showing a strong academic record. Evaluation of your transcripts by a NACES member organization is necessary to ensure that an equivalent of a four-year US baccalaureate degree has been obtained.
Official scores should be submitted directly to Mills College Office of Graduate Admission from the testing agency. For fall admission, these tests should be taken by the end of October of the preceding year. Generally, international students are admitted for the fall semester.
The Certificate of Finances form and bank statement are due with all other application materials.
US government regulations require that international students show evidence of guaranteed funds to support their tuition and living expenses while studying in the US.
These funds may be provided by a person other than the student and this may be indicated on the Certificate of Finances form. Official documentation of the funds, usually in the form of a bank statement, is also required.
Upon receipt of the Certificate of Finances form and all other application materials (such as official and evaluated transcripts, official TOEFL scores, etc.), your file will be forwarded to the graduate program for review.US government regulations prohibit students with a F-1 student visas from employment off campus. While the visa does allow for on-campus employment, Mills College is, unfortunately, unable to offer on-campus jobs to international students. Mills financial aid is very limited, and we cannot guarantee assistance to any graduate student.
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