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.
Transfer as a Mills-Peralta Pathway student if all of the following statements are true:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
As the first women's college in the country to adopt a transgender-friendly admission policy, Mills considers people assigned to the female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary and self-identified women for admission to our undergraduate programs.
When you're ready to transfer, official transcripts from all colleges or universities that you have attended must be sent directly to Mills. The transcripts need to include any courses currently in progress and list your current name. We may also request midterm grades as part of the confirmation process.
Your transfer counselor may be able to upload your transcript directly to Mills on
your behalf. If your counselor cannot upload your transcript, please ask your school's
registrar to send the transcripts directly to the following address:
Office of Admissions
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
When reviewing multiple college transcripts, we will take into account the GPA from each institution you attended and consider factors such as the dates and duration of your attendance and your GPA trends.
Your Peralta transfer counselor will help you determine which community college courses you should take to earn your degree(s) as efficiently as possible. Whether your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree; an associate’s and a bachelor’s; or an associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s, you’ll have a clear path laid out help you succeed.
We encourage you to schedule a meeting with your transfer counselor as soon as possible after you enroll at the Peralta College of your choice. You should prepare for this meeting by reviewing:
Please note that we are in the process of updating our articulation agreement. For students who plan to follow a Mills-Peralta Pathway, the information on this webpage supersedes the transfer timeline, admission application, and FAQ information in the PDF.
Yes. As a Mills-Peralta Pathway student, when you are ready to enroll at Mills you will be asked to officially declare your major based on your official academic plan.
Yes, you can attend part time, but the majority of students attend Mills on a full-time basis. Most Mills scholarships are not available for part-time study.
Yes, undocumented, AB 540, DREAMer, and DACA students are invited to apply for admission to Mills. All applicants to Mills are considered for our merit scholarships, and you are eligible to apply for need-based scholarships. Visit our admission and financial aid information for undocumented students page for details.
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* 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.