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METS Application Process

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

  • Be 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 first-generation college-bound (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 Mills College TRIO Office 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, and 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 trio@mills.edu.

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Academic Year
10:00 am–6:00 pm

Contact Information
TRIO Programs
Reinhardt Hall C Wing
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
P: 510.430.2177
F: 510.430.2309
E: trio@mills.edu

Directions to TRIO Office
from Mills campus entrance

Last Updated: 6/29/17