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Gateway to College

What is Gateway to College?

Gateway to College is a semester to semester scholarship program that provides a unique alternative education opportunity.  Students can earn a high school diploma via Gateway Community College in partnership with New Haven Public Schools with the added benefit of receiving college credits toward an associate’s or technical degree.  Students can also work towards their college goals by selecting a “major” from 1 of 50 career-focused pathways/certifications.

Interested in Applying for Gateway to College?

  • Application will remain open until further notice
  • Student interviews will be conducted remotely (using virtual meeting software similar to Skype)

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Student Guide 2019-2020

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Contact the GtC Team!

Erik Murrell, LMSW
Associate Director
(203) 285-2375

Donnell T. Hilton
Resource Specialist
(203) 285-2374

Dr. Pamela Kelley
Planning and Placement Chairperson
(203) 285-2297

Robin Louis
Resource Specialist
(203) 285-2512

Victoria Dancy
Resource Specialist
(203) 285-2324

Maciel Filpo
Social Worker
(203) 285-2177

LeKeisha Bittle
School Counselor
(203) 285-2178

Dr. Mark Kosinski
Dean of Academic Affairs
Gateway Community College
(203) 285-2407


Gateway to College Experiences

GtC testimonials:


In the Fall of 2018 I was referred to the Gateway to College Program. I am so honored that I was chosen to participate. The experience has been positive. I felt ready for the challenge almost immediately. I was excited to meet new people, create friendships, and be in the presence of students who had similar goals.” –Tiffany S. Class of 2019


“The highlight of my attendance at GtC was getting honors and earning some college credit. I can use the credits to finish college early. I would tell each student that going to Gateway is the best choice they could make. This program helps you stay on track to graduate” –Gabriel S. Class of 2019

GtC Graduate Pictures 2020


 GTNN Connection


We are pleased to share that Gateway to College National Network has officially merged with Achieving the Dream. Gateway to College will be a program of Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit based in the D.C. area that leads a growing network of more than 200 community colleges, including more than half of the community colleges in our home state of Oregon. ATD supports its network colleges with intensive training and resources to help their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and...Read More


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