Gateway to College is a unique an innovation program that requires a rigorous application process.

All students applying for the Gateway to College program must fully complete the intake process, which includes an Information Session, Assessment, and Interview. Parents, guardians, and supporters are welcome to attend the information session with their student!

You must BE ON TIME for each session; you will NEED A PHOTO ID.

All sessions are held at:
Mott Community College – Workforce Education Center
709 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48503

Application Process

  1. Call (810) 232-2690 to schedule an appointment with a resource Specialist regarding the program so that you can visit the Gateway Office and complete the Mott Community College application. In addition you will be asked to Complete the application packet in full. Make sure you print it, and sign it. If you need help or don't have access to a printer, please call (810) 232-2690 for assistance.
  2. Complete your written answers to the three essay questions and return them with your application at the Information Session.
  1. To reserve a seat at the next Information Session, call the Gateway to College Information Line at (810) 232-2690 or email us at gatewaytocollege@mcc.edu.
  2. Bring all of your application materials with you to the Information Session, this includes:
    • Application Packet
    • Three Essays
    • Photo ID (with home address)
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • State Test Scores
    • High School Transcripts

    If you do not have access to all these documents, please call or email the Gateway to College Office for further instructions. If you are missing any documents at the Information Session we will review what you have and provide feedback/next steps and a deadline for turning in the remaining materials.

  3. At the Information Session, you will:
    • Learn more about the Gateway to College program to help you decide whether or not it is a good fit for you
    • Take a short reading assessment
    • Have a chance to ask questions
    • Have a chance to meet us and tell us why you are interested in the program
    • Schedule your evaluations and interview

Information Sessions

All students applying for the Gateway to College program must fully complete the intake process which includes the following:
Information Session, Assessment and Interview Session
Parents, guardians and supporters are welcome to attend the information session with their student!

You must BE ON TIME for each session. You will NEED A PHOTO ID.

All sessions will take place at:
Mott Community College – Workforce Education Center
709 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48503
For more information and to reserve a seat contact the Gateway to College office at (810) 232-2690.

Fall Semester 2020 — September 8, 2020 - December 23, 2020
Scheduled dates are posted prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester.

Information, Assessment and Interview Session Schedule
Date Time Event Campus/Site Building Room Reserve & Referral
Thursday, March 26, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
Thursday, April 9, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
Thursday, April 23, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
Thursday, May 14, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
Thursday, May 28, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
Thursday, June 11, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
Thursday, June 25, 20204pm-5pmInformation SessionWorkforce Education CenterWagner 2016
  1. If you meet the initial eligibility requirement and meet the reading assessment with an eighth grade reading level or higher, you will be able to move forward with the enrollment process. Please note: if you do not meet the reading eligibility requirements, you will be referred to participate in skill building to improve your reading score in preparation for the Gateway program. You may also be referred to another MCC adult education program such as GED.
  2. The Evaluation Session will include a skills assessment in reading, math and writing. These assessments give you an opportunity to demonstrate your readiness for the Gateway to College program.
  3. This session may take 2 ½ hours to complete. Therefore, being on time is very important. A resource Specialist will tell you what assessment you must complete, when you must complete the assessment and what scores you must obtain to be considered for acceptance to the Gateway to College program.
  1. At the Information Session, you will be scheduled for an individual interview sometime during the same week as your information session. The interviews generally take 20-30 minutes.
  2. Your interview will be one-on-one with the Gateway to College Staff Member. The interview gives us an opportunity to get to know you better and learn more about your strengths and about what motivates you. You will be able to ask specific questions about the program during your interview.
  1. Once you have completed Steps 1-4 and turned in all required paperwork (Official High School Transcript(s), Completed FAFSA, Three Essays, Take Home Essay, Photo ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, SAT/ACT/MME Scores (if applicable), Application) the Gateway staff will review your file and determine if you will be accepted into the program. Space is limited, and acceptance is not guaranteed; it is important that you turn in all of your paperwork by the deadline to ensure that your application will be considered.
  2. You will be notified by letter of the decision made by the selection committee. If you are accepted, you will receive a letter of acceptance and contact information for your Resource Specialist. If you are not accepted, you will receive a letter explaining why and suggesting program alternatives. If you are put on a waiting list, you may be offered a spot at the beginning of the next term.
  3. If you are accepted, you will be required to attend Gateway Orientation.
  4. If you are accepted while currently enrolled in high school or an alternative education program, you will need to withdraw from that school or program. You cannot be dual-enrolled i! n the Gateway to College program and a high school or alternative program. You must provide Gateway with proof of checkout.
  1. Gateway Prep/Orientation is a required one-week orientation during the month of August that introduces students to Mott Community College and Gateway to College policies and procedures, student expectations.
  2. Gateway Prep/Orientation runs from 9-2 daily and includes the following sessions: Basic Skill Building preparation, Personal and Academic Enrichment, GtC Student Experience from current Gateway students, Workshops with college administrators, faculty, staff, and community leaders.
  3. You will have an opportunity to meet and work with potential college faculty, staff, college campus tour, and learn about student support services on campus.