What must I do before I can register online?
All students who are in a degree (or credential or certificate) program will be able to register online. All others will need to register by paper form.
All students must have been approved to register by their advisor before they will be able to access online registration.
Access to online registration for continuing and returning students during Continuing Student Registration is determined by current class level. Refer to the Registration Schedule for the exact schedule for continuing and returning students.
Continuing students may access online registration at any time after their scheduled start date until registration ends.
Adding and Dropping Classes Online
During the time that they have acces students may add and drop courses online. Students are required to meet with their advisors prior to changing their course schedule. All students will need to secure their advisor's approval to access online registration during this period. Refer to the Registration Schedule for exact dates.
You must meet with your advisor to discuss course selection before you can register. Once courses are agreed upon, your advisor will approve your schedule either electronically, via the faculty myMILLS account, or (for students registering at the M Center) by signing your Registration Agreement form. Electronic myMILLS approval will generate a course approval confirmation which will be emailed to you and your advisor. Your official advisor (the advisor on record at the M Center) is the only person who can electronically approve your course schedule. Therefore, you are encouraged to meet with your advisor well in advance of your scheduled registration date.
Access your account via the Portal to determine that there are no additional 'holds' on your record that need to be resolved before you can register.
Instructions for online registration may be accessed via this link: registration instructions.
Registration for the following types of courses requires the appropriate form. Students cannot register online for these courses:
Independent Study, Teaching Practicum and Directed Research forms are available in the M Center or online under Registrar & Records/Academic Records Forms. Academic Internship forms are available in the Career Center. Internship Petitions must be submitted to the M Center for review by the Academic Standing Committee. The Advanced Teaching Practicum form is in the English Department Office, and the Management Practicum form is in the MBA Office. These forms must be submitted to the M Center by the add deadline.
During Continuing Student Registration (November and April) continuing and returning students may add and drop classes online, at their convenience.
During Final Registration (January and August) all new and readmitted students may add and drop classes online, at their convenience.
Students are required to meet with their advisors prior to changing their course schedule. All students will need to secure their advisor's approval to access online registration during this period.
Once registration ends your advisor will receive a report of your final course schedule for his or her review.
If a waitlist option exists for the course(s) in question, you may add yourself to the waitlist for the course(s). If space becomes available, the instructor will send an email to your Mills email account, inviting you to enroll in the course. You will have two business days from the date and time on the email in which to print out the email and bring it to the M Center to add yourself to the class. If you do not take action within this timeframe, you will forfeit the space to the next student on the waitlist.
Important: Please check your schedule to determine if adding the course(s) will cause any conflicts or create an overload. If either or both of these conditions exist, you will need to complete an Add/Drop form so that you can drop the course that is creating the conflict. You do not need any signatures on the Add/Drop form as long as you have the emailed invitation to enroll.
If no waitlist option exists for the course in question, you must bring an Add/Drop form, signed by your instructor and advisor, to the M Center.
Tuition payment deadlines are available under the Academic Calendar. Each semester, tuition must be paid in full or a payment plan must be arranged with Student Accounts with the first payment made by the stated deadline.
Use Mills' Contact Us to find contact information for your advisor. You may search by department or first or last name.
Error messages may appear when you are attempting to register. Some common error messages are:
If you attempt to register for a graduate level class (courses numbered 200 and above) as an undergraduate student, you will be blocked from registering for that class.
You are attempting to register for more than your approved credit hours. See below for more information.
Any semester course schedule with more than 5 semester course credits constitutes an overload. Overloads must be approved by the Academic Standing Committee and are generally granted only to students with a Mills College cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Freshwomen in their first semester at Mills are not eligible to take an overload. The maximum credit allowed is 5.75 semester course credits in any semester. There are no exceptions.
Degree candidates are permitted to take a maximum of 4 semester course credits with the following exceptions:
You are attempting to register for the same course twice.
"You may not add or drop classes due to a hold on your record."
Click on the “Student Records” tab. Click “View Holds” to see any holds on your record that are preventing you from registering. Contact the M Center to determine how you may remove the hold.
Contact the M Center for more information regarding online registration.