Gateway Enrolling Students for Sept. 16 Start

Gateway Community and Technical College is currently accepting students to start classes Sept. 16 or Oct. 17.

We have a 12-week semester starting Sept. 16 and an eight-week semester that begins Oct. 17, so it isnt too late for people to start college this fall, said Andre Washington, Gateway dean of enrollment services. But classes are filling up fast so anyone who is interested should contact us right away.

Gateway accepts students who have graduated from high school, who have earned a high school general equivalency diploma (GED), who are eligible to pursue a GED, who want to transfer from another college, or who are dually enrolled in high school and Gateway.

Our quality takes you anywhere, Washington said. Our credits transfer by law to any public university in Kentucky. Because we are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the credits students earn at Gateway transfer to virtually any other accredited university in the country.

Gateway offers a wide variety of majors that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand jobs in currently hiring industries, such as manufacturing, information technology, business and emerging new fields in health care. Classes are offered at Gateway campuses in Covington, Edgewood and Florence and at the Urban Center and Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Covington.

We also offer a growing number of online courses and programs, Washington said. Online classes give students the flexibility to attend college anytime, anywhere.

A complete list of online classes can be downloaded at http://www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Academicsunder the Class Schedules menu.

Tuition is $144 per credit hour, roughly half the rate of any public university in Kentucky. Our affordable tuition means a student can save up to 40 percent of the typical cost of a bachelors degree by completing an associate degree at Gateway and then transferring, Washington added.

Financial aid is available for those who need it, and Gateway provides help with the application process. In addition, a federal Health Professions Opportunity Grant offers free tuition and other benefits to qualifying low-income individuals interested in pursuing certain allied health careers. For more information on HPOG eligibility and careers, email gw-hpogemail@kctcs.edu.

To enroll, call 859-441-4500 or apply online at www.gateway.kctcs.edu. Full academic and admissions information is available on the website.