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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, Accuplacer, EdReady Diagnostic and EdReady Study Path, High School GPA, GED College Readiness, SAT, KYOTE, TABE 9/10-A and Wonderlic are accepted for admission
    • If you do not have a high school GPA or test scores to submit from the above list, please schedule an EdReady test with Gateway here.
    • 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!

Technology for your classes

All in-person and online courses at Gateway use Blackboard which is a learning management system. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all Gateway students have a computer with reliable Internet access. Smart phones, tablets and/or Chromebooks may not provide reliable access. 

A computer with the following specs should be sufficient for online learning:

  • Macintosh OS X (10.12 or higher) or Windows PC (8 or higher)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GM RAM or more is highly recommended)
  • 20 GB of available hard-drive space
  • Screen resolution set to 1280 X 1024
  • Broadband/high-speed uninterrupted Internet access; minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Webcam, microphone, and speakers

The Help Desk is available to answer your questions about Blackboard. Contact the KCTCS Online Technical Help Desk at any time 24/7.