First Time Freshman

LET’S GET THIS JOURNEY STARTED

New to college? Here’s how to apply to Gateway and start building a better tomorrow—right here in your own backyard.

Apply as a freshman if you’ve never taken a college class or if you took dual-credit, SEEK, or dual-enrolled classes in high school. If you’ve taken college classes, apply as a transfer student.

How to Apply

Applying to Gateway is easy, and we’ll be with you at every step of the way. Just follow these four steps:

  1. Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.
     
  2. Send us your final high school or GED transcript.
  3. Submit required test scores to the Admission Office located at the Edgewood Campus:

    • ACT, SAT, KYOTE or TABE A
    • Gateway offers placement tests if you do not have ACT, SAT, KYOTE or TABE A scores. Schedule a test by calling (859) 442-4115
    • Students with transferable credits may be exempt based upon transcript evaluation
     
  4. Explore financial aid. Our generous scholarships, grants and loans make a great education even more affordable. Here’s how.
     

And that’s it! You’re on your way to the future of your dreams.

If you have questions along the way, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!