What is Gateway?

Gateway to College is a national initiative brought to Flint through a partnership between Mott Community College and the Flint Community Schools. Since 2003, Gateway to College has evolved from a single-site program into a national network of 31 colleges in 19 states partnering with more than 125 school districts. MCC is excited to become part of Gateway to College National Network and the first community college in the State of Michigan to implement the Gateway to College program.

We can all agree – Traditional high school is not for everyone. Students can face challenges in their lives that make it difficult for them to complete high school—frequent absences, family responsibilities, violence, medical problems, and language challenges all effect a student's ability to participate and be successful in a traditional high school setting.

The Fact Remains – Completing high school is incredibly important to a student's potential for long-term job/career success; most highly desirable positions require education past high school.

To That End – If you have dropped out of high school, or are behind in credits for your age and grade in Genesee County, the Mott Community College Gateway to College program may be right for you.

Gateway to College

Gateway to College exists to give students like you a second chance at a high school diploma AND an opportunity to work toward a college degree or certificate.

Who is Eligible for Gateway?

Students Who:

  • Are 16-24 years old
  • Live in Genesee County
  • Have dropped out of high school before earning a diploma
  • Are behind in high school credits for age and grade
  • Read at an eighth grade level or higher
  • Are able to complete their diploma by 25th birthday
  • Are willing to make a commitment to earn their high school diploma and progress toward a college degree

Learn more about the benefits and expectations of the Gateway to College program

Complete our Interest Form to get in touch with a Resource Specialist and, if you meet the initial qualifications, reserve a spot at an Information Session. Once you complete the form, look for an email confirmation, and expect a call from a Gateway to College team member. Space is limited; sign up today!