There are several program eligibility requirements that students must meet in order to be considered for Gateway to College. To be eligible, you must:
- Be between the ages of 16 and 21 years old at time of application
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or less
- Be able to attain a high school diploma by the time the student turns 22
- Reside in an eligible school district (Madison Metropolitan School District, Middleton-Cross Plains School District, Sun Prairie School District, Waunakee School District, McFarland School District)
- Be behind in credits based on age
- Be a high school dropout or on the verge of dropping out
- Have a record of not doing well in school, such as low GPA or attendance
There is no cost to your or your family for the Gateway to College program! It is a scholarship program that pays the tuition and book costs for those selected to participate.
If you're interested in applying, check out the application steps for the Gateway to College program.