November 5 Information Session Highlights Gateway2NKU | GCTC

November 5 Information Session Highlights Gateway2NKU

An information session on the new Gateway2NKU dual admission degree pathway program will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gateway Community & Technical Colleges Boone Campus in Florence.

The Gateway2NKU program makes earning a bachelors degree in northern Kentucky seamless, more efficient and more affordable for anyone enrolling in the program.

The information session will showcase the benefits of the Gateway2NKU pathway, which offers a seamless roadmap through a Gateway associate degree to a bachelors degree from Northern Kentucky University. People who sign up for Gateway2NKU will be enrolled at both Gateway and NKU and will have access to educational resources and events at both institutions and resources such as health services, athletics, campus intramural sports and Greek life.

Participants will be guaranteed acceptance at NKU with junior standing upon completion of the associate degree at Gateway. They will also have the ability to take up to four NKU courses toward degree requirements at Gateway's tuition rate.

Mike Rosenberg, director of transfer services at Gateway, said current students are beginning to recognize the programs advantages. Fifteen students have already enrolled in the program in 12 working days since it was announced, Rosenberg said.

Courtney McCutcheon, one of the first students to sign up, is excited about the opportunity. Ive always wanted to go to NKU, said McCutcheon, who is enrolling in the Gateway2NKU nursing pathway. This way, I can get a sense of what the NKU campus is really like and how things work before Im there fulltime, and there are plenty of things I can do over there when Im not in class.

The Gateway2NKU program currently offers 25 distinct degree pathways, with more expected as the program grows. The pathways will make it easier for both institutions to offer academic advising and support services tailored toward a students educational and career goals. For example, students who know they want to earn a bachelors degree in accounting at NKU will know they must earn an associate in science at Gateway first. This will assist them with course selection while at Gateway and ensure automatic transfer of Gateway credit hours to NKU.

A complete list of current Gateway2NKU pathways is available at The Gateway2NKU program is open to Gateway students who are following an academic pathway designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program at NKU and who are completing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree.

Participating students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Gateway and be in good standing with no academic or financial holds. Students must have completed 15 credit hours in non-developmental courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 before they can enroll in an NKU course. A second NKU course is available after completion of 30 credit hours, and two additional NKU courses are available upon the completion of 45 credit hours.

Complete eligibility requirements and benefits will be covered at the information session, which is open to anyone interested in the program regardless of their current enrollment status at Gateway, Rosenberg said. We will be happy to enroll new students for the January semester who are interested in Gateway2NKU.

The information session will be in Room 123 in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. No reservations are required.