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.
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.
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.
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.
To help facilitate the transfer process, and after receiving your consent to share information and documentation during the intake process, the Mills admissions team will provide your basic application information—including (but not limited to) name, date of birth, contact information, ethnicity, unofficial Mills transcript, curricular path, a copy of your current aid award, and advising notes—to your selected transfer partner school(s) via a secure link.
The partner school(s) will confirm receipt of your documentation. Once they have reviewed all submitted documentation, the partner school(s) will provide you with an application invitation or a list of next steps and make admissions personnel available to you for counseling follow-ups.
Mills students may be advised to complete a partner school’s application or supplement if the initial documentation submitted is not sufficient for the admission consideration process. Transfer partner schools will communicate any offer of admission to you directly. Mills cannot communicate transfer admission status to any student applicants. All of our partner schools are asked to notify the director of admissions operations at Mills of their final admission decisions for record-keeping purposes.
The Mills admissions team will provide your unofficial transcripts to your selected transfer partner schools as part of your initial documentation. The partner school(s) will provide a review of transfer units and a degree audit to you and the Mills admissions team within 10 business days to facilitate your decision making.
If your official Mills transcripts are required as part of the documentation process, the Mills Admissions Department (or Mills advising team, for students applying to non-partner schools) can submit the transcript request for you. Transcript fees will be waived for requests submitted by the Office of Admissions or the Mills advising team only. Please note that, if you need to provide official transcripts from other schools, you will be responsible submitting and covering the costs for those requests.
Mills students will be provided with each partner school's cost of attendance and will need to complete a new FAFSA or CSS Profile. Once partner schools have issued aid awards, the Mills admissions team will assist students with financial counseling to help them fully understand their costs at each school. The Mills admissions team will work with students and follow up with partner schools' financial aid offices to help fulfill documentation requests when needed.
Partner schools are asked to provide Mills enrollment teams their cost of attendance documentation to support counseling efforts. Upon receiving aid materials, schools will review and present a preliminary aid package to students within 10 business days. Schools have been asked to consider the student’s current financial aid award and need and clearly communicate all financial gaps that may be present in their aid offer.
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.