Creative Writing & Literature: Additional Application Information & FAQs

Mills College is preparing to merge with Northeastern University, and we are not accepting admissions applications at this time. Please visit our merger website for the most current information on the merger process.

In addition to the general graduate application requirements, here are a few more items you'll need to complete your Mills admission application.

Note: If you’re an international student who is interested in applying to Mills, please visit our application requirements for international graduate students page first.

Fall Application Deadline Options

After the fall priority deadline of January 15, we consider applications on a space-available basis until July 15. If you cannot submit all of your materials by the priority deadline, here is our complete list of application deadlines:

  • Fall priority deadline—January 15
  • Round 2 deadline—March 15
  • Round 3 deadline—April 1
  • Round 4 deadline—May 1
  • Final fall deadline—July 15

We strongly encourage you to apply for admission by January 15 to receive the earliest consideration for our department's assistantships and fellowships.

Additional Application Requirements

Be sure to review the additional application requirements below for the creative writing and literature MA and MFA programs at Mills. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or to connect with your admission counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have any questions about your program, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or to connect with your admission counselor.

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