Thomas More, Gateway Announce Gateway2TMC Partnership

Gateway Community amp; Technical College and Thomas More College have announced Kentuckys first public two-year/private four-year dual enrollment program.

Gateway2TMC will provide 2+2 pathways, which means students can earn an associate degree at Gateway, then transfer to Thomas More College to complete a bachelors. Additionally, a 1+3 option allows a student to complete a year of general education requirements at Gateway before transferring to Thomas More to complete their major coursework. During their second semester at Gateway, students have the opportunity to take one course at Thomas More College. Students have the opportunity to take up to four Thomas More classes at Gateways tuition rate while pursuing their associate degree. Students are eligible to take a class at TMC once theyve earned 15 credit hours at Gateway.

Programs offered through this partnership include accountancy, business, computer information systems, criminal justice, education, and RN-to-BSN with more pathways to come in the future. Gateway students in this program will be able to utilize academic resources, join student organizations, attend sporting events and engage more thoroughly in the Thomas More experience.

This partnership is exciting for both institutions. We are providing greater access for Gateway students to learn in a unique educational setting that only a liberal arts institution can provide, said President David A. Armstrong, J.D. We educate students in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition so they are equipped to engage the world with integrity for their whole lives. This is what sets us apart from other institutions and we are happy to offer this opportunity to more students through this partnership.

Gateways mission is focused on providing access to students in our region, said Dr. Ed Hughes, Gateways President. Our partnership with Thomas More opens the door for students who are interested in pursuing a high-quality liberal arts education at a four-year institution that prides itself on many of the same things we offer at Gateway: small classes, easy access to faculty and staff, comprehensive student resources, and an environment that supports and encourages personal exploration.

Gateway students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled at least half-time to apply. Scholarship opportunities are available. Application deadlines for Gateway2TMC are August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), and May 1 (Summer).

For additional information about the program, please visit thomasmore.edu/Gateway2TMC or contact Ashley Warning at Thomas More (859) 344-3517 or warnina@thomasmore.edu) and Mike Rosenberg at Gateway (859) 815-7681 or gw-transfer@kctcs.edu)