The Mills-Peralta Pathway for Transfer Students

Only 4 percent of California community college students successfully transfer to four-year colleges after two years.* To help more students achieve their dreams of earning a bachelor's degree, Mills is proud to partner with Peralta Colleges to offer a guaranteed pathway to a four-year college degree. Students who meet the admission requirements below will be guaranteed admission to Mills. You’ll be on a path to complete your degree as quickly as possible so you can start your future sooner.

Guaranteed Admission Process & Requirements | Frequently Asked Questions

Are You a Mills-Peralta Pathway Student?

Transfer as a Mills-Peralta Pathway student if all of the following statements are true:

  • I am a student at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, or Merritt College
  • I am a US citizen or US resident
  • I was assigned female at birth, or I'm a self-identified woman.**

If this doesn’t sound like you, see our application instructions for transfer or resuming students.

Guaranteed Admission Process & Requirements

The Mills-Peralta Pathway is designed to simplify the transfer process by providing you with a clear, straightforward path from the Peralta Community Colleges to Mills.

If you have any questions about the process or requirements, please reach out to your school’s transfer counselor or contact us at 800.87.MILLS, 510,430.2135, or

Admission Process

Step 1. After enrolling at the Peralta College of your choice, meet with your transfer counselor to create your official academic plan. With help from your counselor, you’ll:

  • Choose your Mills major.
  • Decide if you want to earn a two-year associate’s degree on your way to earning a bachelor's degree at Mills.
  • Decide if you want to take advantage of our specialized pathways that enable you to earn a master’s degree in business, education, or public policy with just one additional year at Mills.
  • Plan your overall course schedule.
  • Determine when you want to enroll at Mills.

Step 2. Your transfer counselor will submit your completed plan to the Mills College Office of Admissions.

Step 3. Once we’ve reviewed and approved your academic plan, we'll provide you with our Undergraduate Application Intent Form to declare the term (fall or spring) and year when you intend to enroll at Mills. Submitting this form completes the admission process and officially holds your spot at Mills. You’ll be guaranteed admission as long as you fulfill the academic requirements included in your academic plan.

Admission Requirements

Mills-Peralta Pathway Students

Frequently Asked Questions


Have a question? We're here to help. Just contact us at 800.87.MILLS, 510,430.2135, or, and we'll get you the answers you need.

* The Transfer Maze: The High Cost to Students and the State of California, Campaign for College Opportunity, September 2017
** 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.