Welcome to Gateway Community College! What is your student status?

There are various categories of new students. Review the categories below to help you select the most appropriate application process for your situation. Current students do not need to reapply.


Apply Now for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022

The applications will open on March 29, 2022


Application Acceptance may take up to 5 -7 business days and are reviewed in the order received.

New Student

A new student is anyone who has never attended another higher education institution and is attending Gateway for the first time with the intention of obtaining a degree, certificate, or transferring to another institution.

Transfer Student

A transfer student is anyone who has attended another higher education institution prior to Gateway admission.

Readmit Student

A readmit student is defined as any student whose last semester of attendance at Gateway was over two years ago.

International Student

An international student is a student on an F-1 visa, or one who would like to apply for an F-1 (student) visa.

Visiting Student or Non-Degree Student

A non-degree seeking student is anyone interested in enrolling in individual courses, but who is not interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program at GCC.

Distance-Learning Only Student

A distance-learning only student is anyone who is taking only online courses at Gateway.


Credit Free/Continuing Education Student

A credit-free student is someone taking courses for personal development or enrichment that are not for college credit.

Other Special Admissions Groups

The College has special agreements with various groups that fall outside the categories mentioned above. These include High School Partnerships, Home School, TAA/WIA, and Senior Citizens. Click above to review admissions information for these groups.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Student

Gateway offers a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to meet students’ academic, professional, and personal goals. Classes are scheduled mornings, afternoons, and evenings to meet students’ diverse needs. Some ESL classes can be used for foreign language credit.