Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS)
Courses taken through cross-registration, concurrent enrollment (with the exception of the San Francisco Semester theater program), domestic exchange/visit, or international study do not count toward the residency requirement.
With the approval of the Academic Standing Committee (ASC), students may be allowed to spend the second semester of their sophomore year or their first semester of their senior year on exchange or study abroad when their academic program justifies an absence. In these cases, the requirement of a minimum of 40 semester course credits in attendance at Mills still applies.
In exceptional circumstances, a student may petition the ASC to complete up to 6 final semester course credits of work outside the major at another institution, provided the student has completed a total of at least 114 credits before leaving Mills, has no more than 6 credits remaining to fulfill the degree, and has met the residency requirement of 40 semester course credits in attendance at Mills (see Graduation In Absentia).
Courses taken through cross-registration or concurrent enrollment do not count toward the residency requirement.
Any semester course schedule with more than 18 semester course credits constitutes an overload. In addition, six three-credit courses will constitute an overlaod.
Overloads are generall granted only to students with a Mills College cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. First-year students in their first semester at Mills are not eligible to take an overload. Students enrolled in teahing practica or academic internships are not permitted course overloads. The maximum overload credit allowed in any semester is 21 semester course credits. There are no exceptions.
Students wishing to enroll in a course overload for a semester should submit a petition electronically via the Portal for review by the Academic Standing Committee. There are no exceptions. (See Tuition and Fees for information on overload fees.)
Leave of Absence
Students who wish to enroll in classes elsewhere while on leave from Mills are advised to submit a Transfer Credit Verification form to the M Center to confirm that the course(s) will transfer to Mills. Upon completion of the courses, the student should request official transcripts to be mailed to the M Center. These transcripts must be received by the end of the student’s first semester of return to Mills.
International students are not permitted to take a leave of absence and should consult with the international student advisor in the Division of Student Life regarding any breaks in attendance.
Failure to register for courses without petitioning for a leave of absence or withdrawal will result in termination of enrollment and withdrawn without notice status. A $150 processing fee will be charged to all students who are reinstated.
Completed applications submitted by the last day of the semester (see Academic Calendar for dates) will be reviewed in early June. Applications submitted after the last day of the term will be reviewed within four weeks. Applicants will be notified of the readmission decision in writing.
A student who wishes to be readmitted following academic disqualification must submit the readmission application and fee with an official transcript of at least one full-time semester of transferable course work from a regionally accredited college or university.
A student who has been away from Mills for more than five years must reapply for admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Readmission applications for students who have been away from Mills for five or fewer years are reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee (ASC). The student's prior Mills record and, in the case of disqualified students, subsequent course work will be considered by the ASC in making its decision regarding readmission.
Transcripts for any course work completed while away from Mills must be submitted with the application.
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