METS Application

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the METS program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be between 11–27 years old and reside and/or attend school in the Oakland area
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident (or are in the process)
  • Be a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent/guardian graduated from a four-year college) and/or meet federal low-income guidelines

Application Process

Applications are accepted year-round. Please submit a completed METS application to the TRIO Office located on the Mills College campus or fax it to: 510.430.2309.

If you attend one of the target high schools (Castlemont High School, Coliseum College Preparatory, Fremont High School, LPS Oakland, Oakland Technical, or Life Academy), you may also pick up an application from the school and submit it to your school’s main office or college center. A METS advisor will contact you once we receive your application.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 510.430.2177 or email