Transferring to an Official Partner School

Fourteen colleges and universities have signed transfer partner agreements with Mills College, creating additional academic opportunities for our students in light of Mills’ merger with Northeastern University.

While we hope that our current students will choose to complete their degrees at Mills, we understand that may not be the right option for everyone during this transitional period. Mills reached out to approximately 30 private US colleges, including women's colleges and HBCUs, to identify schools interested in partnering with the College and potential transfer students. Each of the 14 respected colleges and universities that has signed a formal partnership agreement has worked with us to develop processes that make transferring to them easier for Mills students. Many of these institutions have waived application fees, developed pathways specifically for Mills students, and plan to honor financial commitments. Please pay close attention to the transfer timelines and each partner school’s unique requirements.

Transfer Partners & Process Overview

Transfer Timelines by Semester

Enrolling at a Partner School for Spring 2022

Students interested in transferring out of Mills and into another school for the spring 2022 semester should begin the transfer process no later than early October 2021. Follow the Start the Transfer Process steps.

Enrolling at a Partner School for Fall 2022

Students interested in transferring out of Mills and into another school for the fall 2022 semester should begin the transfer process no later than early December 2021. Follow the Start the Transfer Process steps.

Enrolling at a Partner School for Spring 2023

Students interested in transferring out of Mills and into another school for the spring 2023 semester should begin the transfer process no later than early October 2022. Follow the Start the Transfer Process steps.

Enrolling at a Partner School for Fall 2023

Students interested in transferring out of Mills and into another school for the fall 2023 semester should begin the transfer process no later than early December 2022. Follow the Start the Transfer Process steps.

Start the Transfer Process

The Mills admissions team is ready to support you through the process of transferring to a partner institution. To help us meet your needs, you'll complete a transfer questionnaire and an intake process which will include providing information on your chosen or requested major(s), current units, unofficial transcripts, and curricular paths. You will be required to provide consent for document sharing.

Each partner school will have a dedicated contact person available to address general inquiries and counseling questions from Mills students via email and telephone.

Your First Steps

Follow these four steps to set yourself up for success as you begin working with us on the transfer process.

Step 1: Review the transfer partner school web pages thoroughly to familiarize yourself with the partner school options and processes.

Step 2: Set up an in-person or virtual appointment with a Mills admission counselor using our online scheduling form. As part of the appointment making process, you will complete a preliminary transfer questionnaire.

Step 3: Attend your transfer advising appointment with a Mills admission counselor. At this appointment, you and your counselor will review the information you provided in the preliminary questionnaire, complete the transfer intake process, and discuss your best options and next steps. These next steps may include you making appointments with your potential transfer school(s) admissions office and/or advising center.

Step 4: Follow through with all of the next steps outlined by your Mills admission counselor, including scheduling follow-up appointments or calls and submitting your FAFSA data and/or other financial aid forms as needed.

What to Expect

Official Transfer Partner Schools*

*Cal State East Bay has a pre-existing transfer program for Mills students. For information, contact their Office of Admission at 510.885.3500 or transferadmission@csueastbay.com.

Transferring to a Non-Partner School

If you choose to complete your degree at another school, your transfer options are not limited to our official partner colleges and universities. Our partner schools offer a streamlined process for Mills students, but you can always choose to apply to other schools and follow their full transfer processes. The Mills advising team is ready to support students who are interested in non-partner schools. Learn more about how to explore your non-partner school options and the support that's available to you by visiting our Transferring to a Non-partner School web page.