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Domestic Exchange Opportunities Exchange Affiliates | Visiting Affiliates | Eligibility 
Academic Credit | Fees/Billing/Financial Aid | Application Process

Mills students may participate in domestic exchange or visiting programs at the following colleges and universities:

Exchange Affiliates

Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA
Howard University  Washington, DC
Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
Simmons College Boston, MA
Spelman College Atlanta, GA
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
Wheaton College Norton, MA

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Visiting Affiliates

Barnard College NY, New York
American University Mills in Washington, D.C.
Wellesley Wellesley, MA

Students who choose an exchange affiliate continue to pay all fees to Mills while those coming to Mills from an exchange affiliate will pay their fees to their home institution. Mills monitors the total number of our exchange students with those from all our exchange affiliates attending Mills each semester to achieve balance.

Students who choose to participate in a visiting program pay Mills initially and Mills then forwards payments to the institution the student has chosen to visit.

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Eligibility

Juniors who have completed at least one semester at Mills College and have a minimum 3.0 Mills cumulative grade point average at the time of application are eligible to participate in the program.

Academic Credit

Mills accepts credits earned by a student while on an exchange/visiting program in accordance with current transfer policies.

Fees/Billing/Financial Aid

Mills students on exchange must pay Mills College full tuition and fees, including room and board, while on exchange. If the applicant is receiving financial aid, the award is applicable to these fees. Students will be billed by Mills College, as usual, while on exchange.

Visiting participants will be billed by Mills College for the cost of the visiting institution's program fees. A student's financial aid award is applicable to these fees. After payment is submitted to Mills, the College will forward payment to the visiting program.

The cost of travel to and from the exchange/visiting institution is the responsibility of the participating student.

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Application Process

 Domestic Exchange Application (75k, pdf)

  1. Complete and return Exchange/Visiting Application Form which requires the following signatures:
        Faculty Adviser 

        Residence Director 

        Financial Aid Office 

      Student Accounts Office 
  2. If there are more qualified applicants than there are spaces available, applications will be approved on a first come basis. 
  3. A nomination letter from Mills will be mailed to the school to which you have applied, if your application has been approved. A copy of your Mills transcript and application will then be forwarded to the appropriate exchange/visiting college. 
  4. You will receive written notification of your acceptance from the exchange/visiting college. 
  5. Once accepted, immediately inform Academic Records so that the College is aware of your intention to exchange.
  6. Deadline:  The deadline to apply for domestic exchange is the first Friday in October for the spring semester and the first Friday in March for the fall semester. 

Note: There are additional application materials that need to be completed by students applying to the Washington Semester Program and to Barnard College.

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For further information please contact the Academic Records Office in the Carnegie Hall Building, 510.430.2000.

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Last Updated: 2/19/13