I've been Accepted, What Happens Next?
Once you have been admitted, you will be placed in a Gateway to College Learning Community
at Mott Community College. The Learning Community:
- Is a cohort group of students who take first term courses together in preparation
for mainstream college courses in the second term.
- Completes reading, writing, math, college skills and an academic seminar during their
first term. Placement in reading, writing, and math courses is based on placement
test scores and will be determined by your Resource Specialist.
- Earn both high school and college credit for completed courses. After the first term,
you will transition to a more mainstream schedule on the MCC campus. You will continue
working toward your high school diploma and earn college credit as a student in traditional
What Am I Expected to do?
While the Gateway to College Resource Specialists will help you plan and enroll in
courses, keep you on track for high school completion, and help you choose a career
path to align with your college courses, you are expected to:
- Attend 100% of your classes
- Arrive on time and prepared with class materials and completed assignments
- Maintain at least “C” average in all of your classes and a 2.0 GPA
- Spend 3-4 hours a day working on homework and studying in addition to class time.
- Adhere to all MCC Student Code of Conduct, and Gateway to College policies and procedures.
If you are working, or looking for work, please consider the amount of time you will
need to invest in this program to be successful when you look for employment options.
How Are You Going to Help Me?
Gateway to College is designed for students that are struggling with all kinds of
personal, economic, and academic issues. We understand that if we want our students
to be successful, we need to assist and connect you to resources/services needed to
remove barriers to success. We will:
- Connect students with the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center for assistance with finding housing, clothing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare,
family support services.
- Connect students to Workforce Education Center for assistance with education, training, employment, GED Prep and High School Completion
- Provide bus passes and transportation assistance to students to get to Mott Community
College – Gateway to College Program
- Connect students with campus clothing shops like Ellen's Closet and King's to get
students appropriate and affordable professional clothing for interviews
- Connect students with campus health and personal care resources including the Dental Clinic and Transitions Salon
- Connect students to academic assistance resources including Peer Tutoring, the Writing Center, the Science & Mathematics Study Center , and other study groups
- Assist students with understanding any Mott Community College and Gateway to College
student expectations, policies, and procedures.
We, at Gateway to College, want you to be successful and we will assist you in overcoming
obstacles in your personal and academic life. If you need help, contact your Resource
How Long Will The Program Take?
Most students are in Gateway for 1-3 years. Your exact length of time in the program
depends on your age, how many high school credits you have earned, and how many you
need to complete your diploma. Typically, you remain in Gateway until you earn your
diploma before the age of 25—and we encourage you to continue your college education
once you have successfully completed the Gateway to College Program.
How Much Does the Program Cost?
Gateway to College is a scholarship program that pays for college tuition and books.
You are only expected to pay for school related supplies and library or parking fees
when you incur them.
Applicants who have received Special Education Services and who have an Individual
Education Plan (IEP) in place are required to submit a copy of their IEP during the
application process. This will allow the Gateway to College staff to review the services
in the IEP to assist the student and determine if appropriate services will be available
at Mott Community College via the Disability Services
We encourage you to stay in school and seek academic and personal resources
to help stay on track to graduate. Hopefully you do not have to make a change in your
education path as significant as Gateway. Consideration will be taken as a referral
option for students who are at risk of leaving school and/or who are significantly
behind in credits. We strongly suggest that you stay enrolled in school until you
know that you have been accepted to the Gateway to College program. Once you have
been accepted, you will need to withdraw from your high school.
While we expect our students to make their classes their highest priority, you
can participate in MCC clubs and events. You can also apply for MCC student employment
opportunities, such as peer tutors, office assistants, etc. As a member of Gateway
to College you can also become a member of the MCC Honors Program
and graduate from MCC as an Honor student. The following must be met prior to participating:
- Must be meeting Gateway to College academics, attendance, and behavior expectations.
- Can only participate after successfully completing “Foundation Term.”, which the first
- Must get approval from Director/Resource Specialist to participate.
Students who were in Gateway to College but left the program before completing need
to appeal if they would like to return to Gateway. To appeal, students need to fill
out the appeal form and return it to Gateway to College. There are two ways to return the appeal form,
in person or by mail:
- Gateway to College
Prahl College Center B2010A
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503-2089
Once your appeal is received, you will be contacted to set up an appointment to discuss
your appeal. The appeal is due at least one semester prior to the term for which you
would like to return. If you have questions about the appeal process, please contact
us at 810 762-5173 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Diploma Graduation Requirements
Students enrolled in Mott Community College-Gateway to College High School Diploma
program are required to complete 22 high school credits. Gateway follows graduation
requirement of our partnering school district: Flint Community Schools.
All transcripts will be reviewed to determine which credits have already been completed
in high school. All courses are taught in a traditional setting. Regular class attendance
and class participation is required.
Graduation Requirements: (Flint Community Schools)
Algebra I (1), Geometry (1), and Algebra II (1) required. One of the 4
math credits must be in senior year.
Biology (1), Chemistry or Physics (1), and 1 other science credit.
U.S. History/Geography (1), World History/Geography (1), Civics (.5), and
|Fine Arts (Visual and Applied)
|Career & Technical Education/World Language
|TOTAL REQUIRED UNITS