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Bachelor’s Degree Completion Students: How to Apply to Mills

Our Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program enables working women to finish their degree in less than two years. Here’s everything you need to apply to Mills as a bachelor’s degree completion student (“completer”).

Dates & Deadlines | Requirements | Frequently Asked Questions

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Are You a Bachelor’s Degree Completion Student?

Apply to Mills as a completer if all of the following statements are true:

  • I completed high school at least six years ago and haven't enrolled at Mills College at any time in the past two years.
  • I have completed at least 60 transferable semester credits (90 quarter credits) at institutions other than Mills.
  • I have completed an equivalent of the Mills ENG 001 course (one of our core curriculum requirements). 
  • I was assigned female at birth, or I am a self-identified woman.*

Application Dates & Deadlines

You can apply for fall or spring admission to Mills using our easy online admission application. The most important dates for you to remember are:

Spring 2018

Financial Aid Forms

To be considered for need-based federal aid, all completers should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. California residents also should submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification form to be considered for state aid.

June 1

Fall Priority Application Deadline**

Submit your Mills BDC Application by our June 1 deadline and you will receive an admission decision in just a few weeks. You'll be able to register for your class(es) as soon as new student registration begins in June. Our fall classes start in late August.

**Once the fall priority deadline has passed, we conduct rolling admissions on a space-available basis. Please contact a Mills admission counselor at 800.87.MILLS, 510.430.2135, or if you have any questions.

November 1

Spring Admission

Spring classes start in mid-January. If that's a better time for you to start at Mills, November 1 is your application deadline. You'll hear back from us by December.

Application Requirements

To apply for admission to Mills, you'll need to submit the materials detailed below. If you have any questions about the following requirements, please reach out to us at 800.87.MILLS, 510.430.2135, or

Admission Application

It's easy to start your admission application process. Just complete the Mills BDC Application online and submit the $50 application fee.

Mills BDC Application

School Transcripts

You’ll need to have official transcripts sent directly to Mills from all colleges and universities that you have attended. The transcripts should list your current name. Note that non-English transcripts must be accompanied by a certified translation. Please ask your school’s registrar to send the transcripts directly to the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

If you are currently taking college courses, your transcript must include any courses in progress. We may also request midterm grades as part of the application process. Many college counselors can upload your transcript directly when you use the upcoming Mills BDC Application.

Completers who have earned some or all of their transferable credits at non-US institutions are required to have a course-by-course evaluation of their official transcripts conducted by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. This evaluation must be conducted prior to your enrollment at Mills.

If you have any questions about transcript requirements, or would like to request an appointment for an unofficial transfer of credit evaluation, please contact us at 800.87.MILLS, 510.430.2135, or

Letter of Recommendation

We’ll need a formal letter of recommendation from a professor or an employer who knows you well. We offer two options for your professor or employer to submit a letter of recommendation:

  • The Mills Academic Recommendation form if you use the upcoming Mills BDC Application


  • A formal letter of recommendation including your full, current name and birth date, mailed directly to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

Completer Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Have More Questions? Contact Us.

If you have any questions about this program, Mills admission counselors are here to help you. Contact us today at 800.87.MILLS, 510.430.2135, or

* Mills College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability in our admission policies, in our scholarship and loan programs, or in the educational programs, cocurricular activities, and residential facilities which we operate. Students of all genders are eligible for admission to our graduate programs. Self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.