What is College Now (CN)?

College Now (CN) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows junior and senior high school students to take Gateway credit courses while enrolled in the high school. All courses include the same content and rigor offered at the college. Students experience college-level coursework in a certificate or degree program, and gain confidence to continue their education beyond high school.


Through the College Now program, Gateway provides a wide range of career and technical options for highly motivated students. In spring 2015, Gateway redesigned the concurrent enrollment initiative offering a new program that complies with the standards of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ (NEASC). College Now is the result of this change.


Admissions Process

Start the admission and enrollment process early! Don’t postpone it. For admission to the GCC College Now program you must:

  • Meet with your high school CN representative to learn about the program and check your eligibility.
  • If eligible, complete a CN application for admission. You will be notified by your school representative if you were accepted into the course. He/she will help you with all communication related to the CN courses.
  • Tenth-grade students can apply to the CN program if they have been identified as gifted or have permissions from the appropriate person at their high school.

Upon acceptance into the course you will:

  • Save time. When graduating from high school you will already have a head start on your college education and the skills needed to succeed
  • Save money. You can lower the cost of your overall college education.
  • Have schedule flexibility in college by completing general education courses while still in high school.
  • Demonstrate academic initiative and seriousness when applying to colleges and universities.
  • Have access to ample academic resources in the GCC library, computer labs and other academic supports.



GCC Admissions

Registrar's Office

Financial Aid Office



For Parents

CN Representatives

CN Forms

Academic Calendar



Enrollment Timeline

Grades due May 18, 2017 for spring courses

Grades due June 9, 2017 for year-long courses


Celia Maria
CN Coordinator
(203) 285-2358     ccarvalho-rubino@gatewayct.edu

Available Courses

If you are a junior or senior high school student, you can enroll in selected college courses offered at and in cooperation with your high school. Click here to see the classes offered at your school.

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