Due Before Enrollment

Enrollment Deposit

A nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $300 is required of all entering undergraduate students by May 1 or within two weeks of the date of the admission letter, whichever is later. The fee will be applied toward the first payment of tuition and fees, and is nonrefundable.

Final Transcript

Final secondary school or college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by July 1 for fall enrolling students and January 10 for spring enrolling students. Transcripts of summer session work should be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office as soon as they are available.

These results must be received before a student will be allowed to enroll or before financial aid funds will be disbursed. Students may not be allowed to enroll if their final documents are not on file at Mills.

All offers of admission are contingent upon maintenance of the standard of performance on which admission was based.

Deferrals 

An admitted undergraduate student may request, in writing, to delay entrance for up to one semester. If a student defers from a fall to spring term, merit scholarships are guaranteed to carry over to the new delayed term. Spring to fall deferrals will result in a request for an updated FAFSA and be subject to a revised award. Student’s wishing to take a gap year will have application materials held, but will be reconsidered and reviewed for admission in the subsequent application pool. Offers of merit scholarships are not guaranteed to carry over beyond one concurrent semester.

Room and Board Agreement

Students who will live in campus housing are required to submit a housing application and a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $250.00 by posted deadlines.

College Credit for Work Completed Prior to Enrollment

Please refer to Academic Regulations for policies regarding course credit for work completed prior to enrollment, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), national examinations, and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). A maximum of 24 semester credits of combined AP, IB and high school-credited college course credits will be accepted toward the Mills bachelor's degree. Official score reports or examination results are required for college credit.

AP, IB, national examinations, and CLEP must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by July 1 for fall enrolling students and January 10 for spring enrolling students.