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Are you ready?

Congrats, you’re enrolled! Now what?

Checkout the list below to be sure you are prepared for classes this semester. 

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 this video for a walk-through of your student self-service account. 

Check your Financial Aid status or make payment arrangements.

You have a variety of payment options that you can use. Tuition and fees may be paid via cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Current students (those already enrolled) can make tuition payments on-line using their Student Self-Service account.

We also offer a payment plan that enables you to pay tuition and fees during the course of the semester. Learn how to sign up for a payment plan here.

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

Are your classes live stream, in-person, or completely online?

Most importantly, make sure you attend your first day of class to prevent being dropped as a no show. If you are taking an online class, you need to submit an assignment, participate in a discussion or take an exam or tutorial to prevent being dropped as a no show.  

Being dropped as a no show or dropping a class before it starts can impact your financial aid and may result in you owing money back to the college. 

Stop by our "Are you Ready?" sessions to get all your questions answered and be sure you are prepared to start the semester off right.

Are you Ready? Sessions

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!  
A syllabus is a document outlining essential course information, including topics you’ll study, due dates, resources, and policies. You can access your syllabus in Blackboard via MyPath once your instructor opens their course. Timing for course access varies by instructor and course start date. If you can’t access the course by the first day of class, contact your instructor. 

Books can be purchased or ordered at our bookstore, Information Commons Kiosks, or online.

Bookstore: Boone Campus: 500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042, (859) 815-7630

Take your class schedule and Student ID to Gateway’s bookstore when purchasing books.

Kiosk: Located at every campus Information Commons location. These kiosks will accept Financial Aid, credit card and PayPal.

Once you place your order, items can be:

  • Shipped to your home
  • Picked up from the Edgewood Information Commons desk
  • Picked up from the Urban Metro Information Commons desk
  • Or picked up from the Boone Campus bookstore

Online: You may purchase textbooks online at and choose in store pick up or shipping to your address 

If you are a dual credit student, some high schools provide students with books and materials for dual credit courses, while others don’t. Ultimately, you are responsible for getting access to all the textbooks and other materials you need for your courses. Some material may be available electronically as digital content. Digital content charges are separate from tuition, and you are responsible for these charges unless your high school or school district pays for them.

Get your free Student ID card at the Gateway Information Commons desks as early as two weeks before your first class begins. Current students can use their student ID to ride TANK free and get discounts in the community.  

Still have questions?

Call our Information Commons at (859) 441-4500, press 0 for an operator or email and someone will reach out.

You can also contact Family Scholar House (a free resource to support student and family success both inside and outside the classroom). Family Scholar House is Available Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. by calling (877) 677-9177.