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Apply to Gateway to College

Now accepting applicants for Fall 2013!


The Application and Intake Process will involve the following steps:

Students are applying for limited spots in the program, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Step 1) Fill out a Gateway to College application form.
Complete the application (PDF, 972 KB) with the three required essays. Bring these materials and your high school transcripts with you to the Information Session.

The following constitute all the materials that an applicant needs to provide by the assigned deadline in order to be considered for Gateway to College. Further detail is included on the application and Consent Form/Required Statement form.

Step 2) Sign up and attend an Information Session.
Reserve a spot at the next Information Session. At the three hour Information Session, you will:

  • Learn more about the expectations and benefits of the Gateway to College program
  • Take a short reading‐level test
  • Have a chance to ask questions
  • Have your application materials reviewed to make sure you meet all eligibility
  • requirements
  • Allow us a chance to meet you and learn why you are interested in the program

Step 3) Attend a 2‐day Evaluation Session.

When you go to the Information Session, you will be referred for the next evaluation session if you meet the requirements for eligibility. During the evaluation sessions you will take a series of tests which will be used to evaluate your readiness for the program.


Step 4) Participate in an Individual Interview.
At the Information Session, you will be scheduled for an individual interview. The interviews generally occur one week after your information session, and are about 30‐60 minutes long.


Your interview will be one‐on‐one with a Madison College staff member. This gives us an opportunity to get to know you better, and learn more about your strengths and motivations. You will have a chance to ask questions about the  program.

Step 5) Complete/submit all required paperwork.
Once you have completed the above steps and turned in all other required paperwork (high school transcripts, 3 essays, and application), the selection committee will review your file and determine if you will be accepted into the program.