Welcome to Gateway Community College

Come see what's in it for you!

Gateway Community College (GCC) is the tenth largest institution of higher education in Connecticut, and the second largest community college. Each year more than 14,000 individuals choose from the 90 accredited degree and certificate programs at Gateway which they take for college credit, professional development, and personal enrichment.

In 2016, Gateway ranked in the top 12% of the best community colleges in the nation, and in the top 3% for career outcomes. The Connecticut Community colleges came in as the 9th best community college system in the nation and the number one system in New England.

Students are invited to enjoy the benefits of being centrally located in the thriving city of New Haven, offering academic and cultural opportunities within blocks of our campus. Our state-of-the-art downtown campus is Connecticut’s first public building gold-certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Our admissions staff is committed to helping you find the programs and opportunities that are right for you, and we are looking forward to helping you through the application process. This site is filled with information about our academic programs and campus life. You can even start your online application for admission.


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Fall & Summer Registration starts April 10

Summer Sessions:
I: May 31-June 16
II: May 31-June 29
III: July 5- Aug. 3

Fall classes start August 29



Need More Information?

Continuing students and admitted transfer students, click here for myGateway to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. If you would like to set up an appointment with one of our Admission Counselors to discuss the Admissions Application Process, contact Elizabeth Vega. Attend an information session in room S211 (South Building) and learn more about Gateway's admissions. Get answers to our most commonly asked admissions questions.