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New Student Orientation


We’re excited to have you here at Gateway Community & Technical College.

Online Orientation gives you important information about the campus resources, programs, and services to support your success.

Step 1: Create Your Username and Password

Don't forget to save your username and password-you’ll always need it to log in. Your username will look similar to first initial lastname 0000, such as 'jdoe0001'.

If you are a visiting or non-credential student, start at Visiting and Transient Students.

Step 2: Check Your Student Self Service

Log into MyPath and check your Student Self Service.

  • Check your To-Do List by clicking on “Tasks” from your Student Homepage.
  • Check your course schedule for class days & times.
  • Check your class notes to see if they are live stream, in-person, or completely online.
  • Watch the walk-through of your student self-service account.

Step 3: Check your financial aid status or make payment arrangements

As a student at Gateway, you have a variety of payment options available to you. Start here to find more information about affording college, FAFSA, and the types of financial aid that can be applied to your account. You can check your Financial Aid status online.

Tuition and fees may be paid via cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Students who have already enrolled can make payments online using their Student Self-Service account. Gateway offers payment plans that enable you to pay on your tuition and fees throughout the semester. Learn how to sign up for a payment plan.

To avoid being dropped from your course(s), make payment arrangements at least a week prior to the first day of class. You can find tuition due dates and other important dates on the Academic Calendar.

Step 4: Find and review your schedule

Step 5: Check your Gateway email

Get your Gateway email on your iPhone or Android. Read your Gateway email daily for important announcements and notifications. This is the main way your instructor, advisor, and financial aid will contact you – don’t miss out! While your username and password are active immediately, your email will be active within 24 hours of enrolling in courses. Gateway communicates with you via your KCTCS/Gateway email account. Check it often to make sure you don’t miss anything important, like updates about financial aid and updates from our instructors.

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