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Enrollment Checklist

Whether you're a high school student, a returning student or just looking to take a class on the side, following these steps will make your admissions experience easy!


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Enrollment Steps

To get started you'll need:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • An email address that we can use to contact you.
  • Name and address of the high school you have attended.
  • Name and address of any colleges you have attended.

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  • You can send Gateway your high school transcript through Parchment. If it asks for an address use 790 Thomas More Pkwy, Edgewood, KY 41017.
  • You can order your GED transcripts here.
  • Don’t forget to send transcripts for all previously attended non-KCTCS colleges, for example, any dual credit classes you may have taken in high school. 

GCTC is permitted to place students in coursework based on their official high school GPA. GCTC will still accept and enter test scores from high school transcripts. Students may choose to take our free placement exams on campus if desired. You can schedule a placement exam here. If you earned a GED and chose not to take the MCTC placement exams our advising staff will automatically place you in co-requisite general education classes. 

If you have not met the high school GPA requirement, you may need to submit additional test scores.

How to Set Up Your Account

Setting up your account is easy. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your birth month and day
  • Your KCTCS Student ID 
  • Your personal email address 

 Next, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Gateway’s website
  2. Click on the Quick Links drop down at the top of the page
  3. Choose Current Students
  4. Scroll down and click on User Account Center.
  5. Choose Setup your User Profile.
  6. Enter your birth month and day.
  7. Enter your KCTCS Student ID, then click Next.
  8. Verify your identity by having a code sent to your personal email or cell phone. 
  9. Once you have verified your identity, choose and answer three security questions.
  10. Finally, you’ll receive your username and create your password!

Note: Your username will be the first letter of your first name, your last name and a series of four numbers. For example: bsmith0012.

How to Log into Your Account

Now that your account is set up, you’re ready to log in! Click on MyPath in the menu at the top of the page. 

Get started today with Online Orientation! You can complete this step as soon as you apply. We encourage you to complete online orientation before your classes start.  

After completing admissions steps and setting up your user profile account, you’ll attend an advising appointment to plan your semester and register for classes.

Request Your Academic Advising Meeting

We will email you a link to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment. Our team typically responds to advising requests within a few hours, but it may take as long as two business days during peak advising times. If you have any difficulties, contact the Advising Center by calling (859) 442 1630 or texting us at (859) 414-0909.

Students can pay their tuition and fees in-person or online.

  • If you are wanting to make a payment on your student account in-person then you would simply go to any of the campuses and let the Information Commons know you are wanting to make a payment.
  • Instructions on how to make an online payment:
    • Go to your Student Self-Service, students access online paying in the “Finances” area.
    • Account Summary box > Make a payment > Specify Payment Amount > Select Payment Method > Confirm Payment. Make sure to “Submit” your payment before going on to the next page



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