Welcome to Gateway2TMU!
The Gateway2TMU program is a dual enrollment partnership between Gateway Community & Technical College and Thomas More University -- the first public/private dual enrollment partnership in Kentucky! The program is designed for Gateway students who intend to complete an associate degree at Gateway and then transfer to TMU for a bachelors degree. Students may also take classes towards Thomas More's general education requirements and then earn their Gateway credential through reverse transfer.
There are many benefits to the program:
- Gateway2TMU Students are eligible to take up to 12 credit hours (four courses) of major and pre-major coursework at Thomas More through the Greater Cincinnati Consortium while pursuing their associate degree at Gateway. Students pay Gateway's tuition rate for those TMU classes.
- Gateway2TMU Students will be assigned a transfer advisor to assist with registration and provide personalized academic advising before transferring.
- Gateway2TMU Students receive priority registration at Thomas More when enrolling in their TMU classes after transferring.
- Gateway2TMU Students can apply to live in TMU residence halls, park on TMU's campus, attend sporting events and other student activities for free, participate in intramurals and Greek life, and access student health services. (There are fees for some services.)
- Gateway2TMU Students application and transcript fees are waived at the time of transfer application. Students will be admitted to Thomas More with Junior standing if they complete their associate degree.
A student will notify the Transfer Services at Gateway when they apply to graduate. A transcript will be sent at no cost from Gateway to TMU for admissions processing. A student will need to request a final transcript from Gateway once they receive their final grades from Gateway.
For questions about enrolling in the program, contact the Gateway Transfer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-815-7681. For information about Thomas More classes and advising, contact Ashley Warning at 859-344-3517 or email@example.com.
A student in the Gateway2TMU program must be enrolled at least part-time (6 hours) each semester at Gateway (summers excluded) and remain in good academic standing which means maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA. A student whose GPA is below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program. A student can appeal for reinstatement once their GPA rises above a 2.0. Students also must select one of the Academic Pathways to a bachelors degree or declare the "general education" option.
Applications are available in the Gateway Transfer Services. A student completes the application and returns it to the Gateway Transfer Services. Once a students application is verified, Thomas More will send the student information about orientation, advising, services, etc.Deadlines for benefits eligibility at TMU:
- Fall Semester eligibility: application due by August 1.
- Spring Semester eligibility: application due by December 1.
- Summer term eligibility: application due by May 1.
There is no cost to apply or participate in the program. Some services at Thomas More, such as student health and parking, require an additional fee.
Students will have access to their regular Gateway academic advisor as normal. A Thomas More advisor will be assigned to the student.
Students must have contact with their TMU advisor before they register for a course. A Gateway2TMU student is eligible to take their first course at TMU after earning 15 credit hours at Gateway. The student is eligible to take a second class after earning 30 credit hours and up to two more after earning 45 credit hours. Students will follow the cross-registration process outlined by the GCCCU.
A Gateway2TMU student will complete a GCCCU cross-registration form and a financial aid consortium form (if a student is receiving financial aid). The courses will be billed through the student's normal process at Gateway.
Yes, courses may be taken through the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities however, students taking classes solely through the Consortium will not be able to access Thomas More student services.
Students must request an official copy of their Thomas More transcript be sent to the registrar's office at Gateway to receive credit for their TMU courses. There is a $5 fee for an official transcript. Information is available here.