Test-Optional Policy & 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.

As part of our commitment to making higher education accessible to as many talented students as possible, Mills does not require students to submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores as part of our admission process.* Mills is one of nearly 200 top-tier schools nationwide that have made standardized test scores optional.

If you feel that your SAT or ACT score reflects your academic ability, you can choose to have it sent to Mills. We do not give preference to admission applications that include test scores, however.

Our admission process remains holistic and selective. We want you to share your unique story, your accomplishments, and your goals for the future with us. And then we can help you find your place at Mills.

* With exceptions for students who were homeschooled or graduated from schools without traditional grades. See our first-year student application requirements and transfer student application requirements for detailed information.

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