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:

  1. First term students (Foundation term) take first term courses in preparation for mainstream college courses in the second term.
    Note: Gateway students are not in a "Cohort" structure program. Hence, students are not "all" scheduled the same sequence of classes each semester.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 college classes.

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:

  1. Attend 100% of your classes
  2. Arrive on time and prepared with class materials and completed assignments
  3. Maintain at least “C” average in all of your classes and a 2.0 GPA
  4. Spend 3-4 hours a day working on homework and studying in addition to class time.
  5. 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:

  1. Connect students with the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center for assistance with finding housing, clothing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, family support services.
  2. Connect students to Workforce Education Center for assistance with education, training, employment, GED Prep and High School Completion opportunities.
  3. Provide bus passes and transportation assistance to students to get to Mott Community College – Gateway to College Program
  4. Connect students with campus clothing shops like Ellen's Closet and King's to get students appropriate and affordable professional clothing for interviews
  5. Connect students with campus health and personal care resources including the Dental Clinic and Transitions Salon
  6. Connect students to academic assistance resources including Peer Tutoring, the Writing Center, the Science & Mathematics Study Center , and other study groups
  7. 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 Specialist.

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.

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