Whittier College
Whittier College

Whittier College

Whittier College is a residential liberal arts college located in the city of Whittier, California, with an undergraduate enrollment of about 1,700 students. Our ideal location, which is equal distance between downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Disney (in Orange County), provides our students with a wide array of professional development, service, and social opportunities.

Degree Pathways

This is a list of the undergraduate and graduate programs available to Mills students through the transfer partnership agreement between Mills College and Whittier College.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Anthropology
  • Art & Visual Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • Engineering 3-2
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • French
  • Global & Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Integrated Computer Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics-Business
  • Mathematics-Economics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Applied Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Professional
    • Health Sciences
    • Physical Therapy
    • 3-2 Engineering
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre & Communication Arts
  • Whitier Scholars Program

Graduate Programs*

  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (elementary)
  • Single Subject Credential (secondary)
  • Education Specialist Teaching Credential
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

*Mills College students applying for study in the graduate program in education will need to work with the admission officer for the specific graduate or professional program in order to determine which Mills classes may transfer. This will vary from program to program due to specialized accreditation and degree requirements.

About the School

Residency Options/Requirements

There is no residency requirement for transfer students, but we can accommodate transfer students who need to live on campus.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees at Whittier College can vary change annually. Mills students wishing to enroll at Whittier College should consult with a Whittier College Admissions representative and visit our website for specific and up-to-date information.

Financial Aid

Every student admitted to the college is considered for a scholarship, so all of our students receive some form of financial aid. Roughly 80% of our students apply for need-based financial aid, with a good amount of them receiving institutional need-based grants, however we do not guarantee to meet full financial need.

Transfer Requirements

As a transfer partner, Whittier College has established a set of minimum requirements that current Mills students must meet to be eligible to transfer.

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Connect with the admission officer for the specific graduate or professional program in order to determine which Mills classes are required/may transfer. This will vary from program to program due to specialized accreditation and degree requirements.

Transfer Application

Undergraduate Students

Dates/Deadlines

Spring 2022

  • Spring 2022 Admission: Jan. 3, 2022
  • Fall 2022 Admission: Aug. 1, 2022
  • Spring 2023 Admission: Jan. 3, 2023
  • Fall 2023 Admission: Aug. 1, 2022
School Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from Mills may be used for the purposes of admission and program evaluation at Whittier College. Official transcripts will be required at or prior to the time of matriculation at Whittier College. The Mills Admissions Department 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.

Graduate Students

Check back soon for this information.