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Guide to Ordering and Reading Transcripts

Ordering Transcripts
Course Classification
History of Course Classification
Course Credit Equivalents-Undergraduate
Course Credit Equivalents-Graduate
Transfer Credit
Ranking
Degree Requirements
Grading Classification
Special Course Designations
History of Credit Equivalents and Degree Requirements

Ordering Copies of Your Transcript

The official Mills College transcript includes all levels of academic work completed at Mills, including undergraduate and graduate. All transcripts come in individually sealed envelopes, unless otherwise specified. Transcript requests are cancelled and not processed if the student has an outstanding obligation to the College, financial or otherwise. Requests can be resubmitted when the obilgation has been resolved. We cannot accept phone or email requests.

For the fastest service, Mills College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide online transcript ordering. This service allows payment with any major credit card or debit card with a credit card logo.

Note: Requests for reprint of transcripts due to non-receipt must be accompanied by payment.

Using the Mills Portal
  • To order an official transcript(s), login to the Mills Portal.
  • If you do not recall your username and/or password, click on the "I need my username or password" link provided on the login page.
Using the National Student Clearinghouse Website
  • To order an official transcript(s), go directly to the National Student Clearinghouse secure site.
  • A signed consent form is required to fulfill the transcript request. For your convenience, a consent form will be generated for you at the conclusion of your order that you can return to the National Student Clearinghouse via fax, mail or as a scanned email attachment. Do not return the consent form to Mills College.
Notes Regarding Online Transcript Ordering
  • Email notification with the status of your request will be sent when we have received and processed your request. You can follow the status or history of your request(s) on the National Student Clearinghouse website.
  • If you need assistance or have questions regarding the National Student Clearinghouse’s transcript ordering service, you can contact them via email at transcripts@studentclearinghouse.org or phone at 703.742.7791.
  • If you have attachments that need to be included with your transcript, note this in the special instructions box during the ordering process. Then, fax or mail the attachment to the M Center (see contact information below). Indicate that it should be included with your request. The transcript will not be mailed until the attachment is received.
Written Transcript Requests

If you do not have a credit card, please submit a completed Transcript Request Form with payment in the form of check, cash or money order to the M Center (see contact information below). Checks are made payable to Mills College.

We cannot accept faxed Transcript Requests Forms and the requests cannot be processed without payment.

OR

You may also submit a written letter to the M Center (see contact information below) including the following information:

  • Your current name
  • Name used while in attendance
  • Social security number or Mills student ID number
  • Dates of attendance
  • Birth date
  • Number of copies you are requesting
  • Contact name and complete address where you want the transcript sent
  • Your current mailing address and phone number in case of questions
  • Check or money order for $10 per transcript (and additional rush fee applicable) made payable to Mills College
  • Your signature
Description of Services

Transcript fee is $10 per copy.

  • Standard Service
    Allow 5 business days upon receipt for processing.
  • Rush & Rush International Service
    For an additional fee of $25 (per recipient) your request is guaranteed to be processed within 24 hours of receipt in our office. The request can be mailed overnight or held for pick up at the M Center in Carnegie Hall. Because of varying customs regulations internationally, your transcript may take up to 2 weeks to arrive at its destination.

Contact Information

Mills College-M Center
Attn: Transcripts
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613

Ph: 510.430.2000
F: 510.430.2003

Unofficial Transcripts

Current students may print an unofficial transcript at any time through myMILLS via the Mills Portal.

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Mills College Transcript Guide

Course Classification

Mills College operates on the semester system.  Course credit is measured in Semester Course Credits (SCC). One SCC requires 2.5 hours of contact time and a minimum of nine hours of outside work per week.

Numbers

Classification

1-99

Lower Division

100-199

Upper Division

200-299

Master’s Level

300-399

Teaching Credential Preparation

400-499

Doctoral Level

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History of Course Classification–Prior to Fall 1970

Prior to July, 1948

After July, 1948

Numbers

Classification

Numbers

Classification

1-19

Introductory

1-49

Introductory

20-29

Intermediate

50-99

Intermediate

30-39

Juniors

100-149

Juniors

40-49

Seniors

150-199

Seniors

60-69

Independent Study

200-299

Graduate (MA)

100-199

Graduate

300-399

Graduate Professional

200-299

Teaching Credential

X300-X499

Not Applicable to Degree

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Course Credit Equivalents–Undergraduate

Mills Units

Semester Units

Mills Units

Quarter Units

1

3.5

1

5

.85

3

.8

4

.57

2

.6

3

.28

1

.4

2

-

-

.2

1


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Course Credit Equivalents–Graduate

Mills Units

Semester Units

Mills Units

Quarter Units

1

4

1

6

.75

3

.83

5

.50

2

.66

4

.25

1

.5

3

-

-

.33

2

-

-

.17

1

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Transfer Credit

Credit from institutions with which Mills has cross-registration agreements should be considered an integral part of the Mills record, and transcripts should not be requested from the other institution. For all other transfer credits, Mills only lists the courses which were accepted on transfer and does not consider its transcript as the official record for these courses.

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Ranking

Mills College does not rank students.

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Degree Requirements

The BA or BS degree requires completion of a minimum of 34 semester course credits including transfer credits and/or Advanced Placement credits. The Pre-Nursing Certificate requires 17 semester course credits. The Masters degree requires completion of between eight and 12 semester course credits. The EdD requires completion of 20 semester course credits. In some cases, a small amount of transfer credit may be applied toward a graduate degree. Degree and certificate requirements are available in the Mills catalog online (www.mills.edu).

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Grading Classification

Grade points are based on a 4.0 scale. (Prior to September, 1955, the 3-point scale was used. Points for “+” and “–” varied from September, 1966. All points are listed on the transcript.) Passing grades are A through D-; F = Failure. Other notations, not included in the calculation of the GPA, include:

AU

Audit

AW

Audit Withdrawal

Inc or I

Incomplete

IE

Incomplete Extended

NC

No Credit

np or NP

Not Passed

p or P

Passed (C- minimum standard of work required)

Prog or PR

Progressing Satisfactorily

RD

Report Delayed

UW

Unofficial Withdrawal

W

Withdrawal

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Special Course Designations

AS

Advanced Seminar

ATP

Advanced Teaching Practicum

DR

Directed Research

GS

Graduate Seminar

IN

Internship

IP

Individual Problem

IS

Independent Study

MP

Management Practicum

SEM

Seminar

SL

Service Learning

ST

Special Topics

TP

Teaching Practicum


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History of Credit Equivalents and BA Requirements–Prior to Fall 2002

Academic Terms

Credit Type

Semester Units

Quarter Units

Courses/Credits required for the BA

Prior to

Fall 1943

½ Course

3 – 5

-

20

Fall 1943 through  Spring 1962

Semester Units

-

-

120

Fall 1963 through  Dec 1969

1 Semester Course

4

-

32

Jan 1969 through

Dec 1970

1 Semester Course

3.5 – 4*

-

33

Jan 1970 through

Dec 1971

1 Semester Course

3.5 – 4*

-

34

Jan 1971 through  Spring 1977

1 Semester Course

3.5 – 4*

-

35

Fall 1978 through  Spring 1979

1 Semester Course

3.5 – 4*

-

34

Fall 1980 through  Fall 2002

1 Semester Course Credit

3.5 – 4*

5

34

*3.5 is the appropriate equivalent for large blocks of credit.
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Contact Information

M Center
Carnegie Hall
P: 510.430.2000
F: 510.430.2003
E: records@mills.edu

Last Updated: 2/11/13