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Course Classification

Mills College operates on the semester system. Course credit is measured in Semester Course Credits (SCC). One SCC requires 2.5 hours of contact time and a minimum of nine hours of outside work per week.

Numbers Classification
1-99 Lower Division
100-199 Upper Division
200-299 Master’s Level
300-399 Teaching Credential Preparation
400-499 Doctoral Level

History of Course Classification–Prior to Fall 1970

Prior to July 1948 After July 1948
Numbers Classification Numbers Classification
1-19 Introductory 1-49 Introductory
20-29 Intermediate 50-99 Intermediate
30-39 Juniors 100-149 Juniors
40-49 Seniors 150-199 Seniors
60-69 Independent Study 200-299 Graduate (MA)
100-199 Graduate 300-399 Graduate Professional
200-299 Teaching Credential X300-X499 Not Applicable to Degree

Course Credit Equivalents–Undergraduate

Mills Units Semester Units Mills Units Quarter Units
1 3.5 1 5
.85 3 .8 4
.57 2 .6 3
.28 1 .4 2
- - .2 1

Course Credit Equivalents–Graduate

Mills Units Semester Units Mills Units Quarter Units
1 4 1 6
.75 3 .83 5
.50 2 .66 4
.25 1 .5 3
- - .33 2
- - .17 1

Transfer Credit

Credit from institutions with which Mills has cross-registration agreements should be considered an integral part of the Mills record, and transcripts should not be requested from the other institution. For all other transfer credits, Mills only lists the courses which were accepted on transfer and does not consider its transcript as the official record for these courses.

Ranking

Mills College does not rank students.

Degree Requirements

The BA or BS degree requires completion of a minimum of 120.0 semester course credits including transfer credits and/or Advanced Placement credits. The Pre-Nursing Certificate requires 60.0 semester course credits. The Masters degree requires completion of between 24.0-42.0 semester course credits. The EdD requires completion of 80.0 semester hours. In some cases, a small amount of transfer credit may be applied toward a graduate degree. Degree and certificate requirements are available in the Mills catalog online.

Grading Classification

Grade points are based on a 4.0 scale. (Prior to September, 1955, the 3-point scale was used. Points for “+” and “–” varied from September, 1966. All points are listed on the transcript.) Passing grades are A through D-; F = Failure. Other notations, not included in the calculation of the GPA, include:

Abbreviation Definition
AU Audit
AW Audit Withdrawal
Inc or I Incomplete
IE Incomplete Extended
NC No Credit
np or NP Not Passed
p or P Passed (C- minimum standard of work required)
Prog or PR Progressing Satisfactorily
RD Report Delayed
UW Unofficial Withdrawal
W Withdrawal

Special Course Designations

Abbreviation Definition
AS Advanced Seminar
ATP Advanced Teaching Practicum
DR Directed Research
GS Graduate Seminar
IN Internship
IP Individual Problem
IS Independent Study
MP Management Practicum
SEM Seminar
SL Service Learning
ST Special Topics
TP Teaching Practicum

History of Credit Equivalents and BA Requirements–Prior to Fall 2002

Academic Terms Credit Type Semester Units Quarter Units Courses/Credits required for the BA
Prior toFall 1943 ½ Course 3 – 5 - 20
Fall 1943 through Spring 1962 Semester Units - - 120
Fall 1963 through Dec 1969 1 Semester Course 4 - 32
Jan 1969 throughDec 1970 1 Semester Course 3.5 – 4* - 33
Jan 1970 throughDec 1971 1 Semester Course 3.5 – 4* - 34
Jan 1971 through Spring 1977 1 Semester Course 3.5 – 4* - 35
Fall 1978 through Spring 1979 1 Semester Course 3.5 – 4* - 34
Fall 1980 through Fall 2002 1 Semester Course Credit 3.5 – 4* 5 34

*3.5 is the appropriate equivalent for large blocks of credit.