Spots in the program are limited, so acceptance is not guaranteed.
Step 1: Attend a Gateway to College Information Session.
At the Information Session, you will:
- Learn more about the expectations and benefits of the Gateway to College program
- Have a chance to ask questions
- Allow us a chance to meet you and learn why you are interested in the program
Step 2: Fill out application for admission and complete all 3 application essays.
After receiving the application essay at the Information session you will need to complete the entire application and all of the required essays before moving on in the process. Application and essays can be returned to the Gateway to College office in person, via e-mail, or by mail with the included postage-free envelope.
Step 3: Attend an Evaluation Session.
Once you have turned in all required application materials you will be scheduled for an evaluation session. The evaluation session consists of a timed 25-minute reading assessment and an untimed minimum two-page essay. You will also be given a take home essay that will need to be completed and turned in prior to scheduling an interview.
Step 4: Participate in an Individual Interview & Math placement test.
Once you have completed the take home essay you will be scheduled for an individual interview. The interviews generally occur one week after your information session, and are about 30 to 60 minutes long.
Your interview will be with one or more Madison College Gateway to College staff member(s). 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.
You will also be required to complete a math placement test on the same day as your interview.
Step 5: Complete/submit all required paperwork.
Once you have completed the above steps and turned in all required materials, the selection committee will review your file and determine if you will be accepted into the program.