How does the Gateway to College program work?
Once you have been admitted, you will be enrolled in a Gateway to College learning community at Madison College’s Truax Campus.
After successfully completing the learning community first term, students transition into college level courses.
Students enroll in Madison College courses and continue to earn both high school and college credit, as they work towards earning a high school diploma.
All courses after the learning community first term are selected with the assistance of a Resource Specialist based upon each student's high school completion plan and educational goals.
What can I achieve in this program?
Students can earn their high school diploma and earn Madison College credit toward a certificate or a degree.
Who are Gateway to College students?
Gateway to College is for students who are:
Gateway to College does not serve students who are doing well in high school and want to make an early transition to college. Gateway to College works exclusively with students who have not experienced success in a traditional high school. They are either no longer attending or are significantly behind in credits and are unable to graduate with their peers.
What is expected of me?
What is the cost of the program?
Gateway to College is a scholarship program. The scholarship pays for college tuition and books.
What kind of support will help me be successful in a college setting?
Students who are accepted into the program are assigned a Resource Specialist. Resource Specialists provide support and access to resources to help all students in the program to be successful. Resource Specialists provide the following services:
If I have been on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) at my high school, will I still receive the same services and support at Madison College?
Applicants who have received Special Education Services and who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in place may be required to participate in an IEP meeting in the school district. This meeting will involve a staff from the Gateway to College program and will help determine if Madison College is an appropriate placement for you. We cannot guarantee that this process can be completed in time for acceptance for the term for which you are applying. Applicants can submit a copy of their IEP during the application process. This will allow the Gateway to College staff to review the necessary services in the IEP to assist the student and determine if appropriate services will be available at Madison College via the Disability Resource Services office.
If I am enrolled in high school and do not want to withdraw until I know if I have been accepted. Can I be considered for the Gateway to College program if I am still enrolled in high school?
Yes. If you are currently attending high school, please consider staying in school until you know that you have been accepted into the Gateway to College program. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be released from your high school as a participant of the Gateway to College Program at Madison College.
How do I apply?
Please visit the Application Process to learn more!