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Graduate applications for 2021 are open. Create an account or log in below and then click the "Start New Application" link to get started.

Current Mills Students applying for Accelerated Degree Programs:

If you are interested in applying for an Accelerated Degree Program for the English Graduate programs, School of Education programsor the Lokey School of Business and Public Policy programs, please contact the department for instructions.  Do not use this application to apply for these programs.  

Important Notice Regarding Mills Transition

Because of the economic burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic, structural changes across higher education, and Mills’ declining enrollment and budget deficits, we have made the difficult decision to stop enrolling new first-year undergraduate students after fall 2021. We are continuing to enroll new transfer and graduate students who can complete their program by the end of spring 2023. We expect that Mills will most likely confer its final degrees in 2023, pending further consideration and action by the Board of Trustees.

What does this mean for you? 

Mills will continue to enroll transfer and graduate students after fall 2021, depending on individual circumstances and degree programs with the expectation that their programs will be completed by the end of spring 2023. 

We will begin to transition our academic programs by creating options and degree pathways for all Mills students. We will help students pursue their educational goals by enabling them to complete their programs at Mills and earn Mills degrees or by assisting them in transferring to another college or university, depending on each student’s individual circumstances and other considerations. The Provost’s Office, working under the guidance of our accrediting agency, the WASC Senior College and University Commission, will develop transition plans for each degree program that Mills offers.

For students who choose to enroll this fall and would not be able to complete their degree program at Mills by spring 2023, the Provost’s Office is developing memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with various institutions, including women’s colleges, regional independent colleges, and historically black colleges and universities. These MOUs may include benefits for students such as abbreviated applications, waived fees, flexible deadlines for admission, program articulation agreements, and financial aid, housing, and scholarship opportunities.

Who can I work with to discuss my enrollment options? 

You are encouraged to connect with an admissions counselor, who is available for one-on-one meetings to answer your questions and to discuss with you the impact of this decision on your academic plans. If you are admitted to Mills, we intend to offer individualized academic guidance to help you achieve your educational goals.

Where can I go for more information? 

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to read President Beth Hillman’s announcement regarding Mills’ future and review the included FAQs.

Next Steps 

Please be advised that should you choose to accept an offer of admission to Mills College, you do so in full understanding of the anticipated time frame available to you in order to complete your degree at Mills. Mills College plans to continue to extend offers of admission, financial aid, and housing to all students for the fall 2021 term. Should you intend to join us, there are important next steps and dates to be mindful of:

  • Make an appointment to speak with your admissions counselor.
  • Complete your FAFSA or add Mills College to your completed FAFSA.

Please know that we are deeply committed to your academic success and are here to guide and support you through Mills’ transition should you choose to join us. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience to our students for at least the next two years.

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