Gateway Technical College has three campuses and a number of Centers. Our campuses are located in Elkhorn], Kenosha, and Racine. Our enrolled students live in the surrounding communities and commute to their campus each day. Take a virtual tour of Gateway’s campuses and learn more about Gateway Technical College.
Gateway offers two different post-secondary courses of study. The Technical Diploma programs can be completed within one-year of full-time training. The International student would apply for an M-1 Visa for these programs. The Associate Degree programs are designed to be completed in two, full-time nine-month school years. The F-1 Visa is for these programs of study. Both Diploma and Associate degrees are programs of study designed to lead to employment, although some students do continue their education by transferring their Gateway credits to four-year institutions. Not all of Gateway’s programs are available for International Students due to Department of Homeland Security and state directives. See the Programs for International Students list for programs to which you may apply.
Checklist of Admissions Requirements:
For new International Students
Fill out and return your completed International Student Application for Admission Packet indicating the program of study you wish to pursue, along with an application fee of US $30.00.
The packet includes:
- Checklist of what you need to complete
- Application for Admission
- Cost Estimate and Worksheet for your use in determining how you will pay for your education
- Certification of Finances form for verification of the funds to cover your cost of education and living expenses
- International Student/Emergency Contact Questionnaire
- List of Suggested Foreign Credential Evaluation Services
Other things you must do for admission are
- Have your secondary and any college transcripts evaluated (link to Transcripts below).
- Take the TOEFL (link to TOEFL below)
- Make your deposit to cover your first year’s tuition and books. [link to Deposit below]
International Students who are transferring from another U.S. college or university
- Complete and return your completed International Student Application for Admission Packet.
- Have your current school complete the Gateway International Student Transfer form [link to transfer form]
- Have all U.S. colleges and universities send official transcripts
- Request a copy of your official evaluation of your non-US transcripts be sent to Gateway
- Request an official TOEFL score report be sent to Gateway [link to TOEFL below]
- Take Gateway’s placement test [link to Placement Test below]
- Make your deposit to cover your first year’s tuition and books [link to Deposit below]
The Transfer form, TOEFL reports, and official college transcripts and evaluations should be mailed to:
Gateway Technical College
400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121.
Send transcripts of your secondary and/or post-secondary coursework to a U.S. educational evaluation service. In most cases, a general or basic evaluation confirming you have achieved the equivalent of U.S. high school is needed. If you want to transfer credit earned outside of the U.S., an in-depth, course by course catalog match is needed.
All Completed evaluations should be sent from the service directly to:
Gateway Technical College
400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Test of English as a Foreign Language: This recognized test is given throughout the world and is the international standard used to evaluate English level of competency. Visit the TOEFL website for test dates and how to register to take TOEFL.
To have test results sent to Gateway Technical College, please indicate our number, #1255. Gateway requires a score of at least 180 (CBT), or 64 (IBT) for admission. TOEFL scores must be no older than two years.
The TOEFL test score requirement will be waived for applicants from the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Caicos Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Gambia, Grand Turks Island, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Ponape, Scotland, Seychelles, Shetland Islands, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent, Trinidad/Tobago, Newfoundland, and Wales.
Gateway Placement Test
Take the placement test. Gateway uses a computerized assessment called COMPASS to evaluate your reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Your results establish your placement in classes. We also accept ACT scores. If you are not in this area, you may take the placement test when you arrive. Accommodations may be made for students with documented disabilities.
Gateway requires you to make a deposit for the upcoming academic year (may be higher for some programs) as a sign of good faith that you will attend. This money is placed in escrow and can be used for tuition upon arrival at our school. See the Cost Estimate and Worksheet for the amount for your academic year. We ask that you keep the amount equal to the next semester's tuition on deposit each semester so there is always money in your account. If for any reason you cannot attend, we will refund your money provided you have not registered and the semester has not begun. Once the semester starts, your refund for classes you have enrolled in will follow the regular refund policies at the college.
Upon acceptance at Gateway, completion of the financial and other form requirements, and receipt of your deposit, we will issue the I-20. This document advises your embassy and the Department of Homeland Security that Gateway Technical College has accepted you as a student. You will need to take the I-20 to the embassy of the United States in your country to begin process of issuing the visa (M-l or F-l). The visa gives you permission to enter the United States and attend school here. Many times the embassy will require more documentation than Gateway. Students will also be required to pay a $100 Department of Homeland Security fee prior to the issuance of the visa. There is no additional fee for spouses and dependent children of students.
you must meet with the PDSO/DSO and provide your visa, approved I-20, proof of health insurance, and sign the Agreement of Attendance and Program Completion.
Please be aware of the following restrictions:
- You must keep your DSO updated regarding changes to your enrollment, attendance, and travel.
- You may only work up to 20 hours per week as a student employee on campus. Jobs are limited.
- The regulations require that you successfully attend school on a full-time basis until completion
- You must make satisfactory progress toward the completion of your educational goal
Gateway welcomes students who are in the US on visas. Most visas allow incidental study, that is, enrollment in classes in which the student does not earn credit or count toward a diploma or degree. Students interested in attending Gateway on a non-educational visa should be sure they can study on their visa. As with international students, visa-holders as “out-of-district” and “out-of-state” for tuition and program-selection purposes.
Visa holders, including au pairs, who do not meet the exceptions, may apply for non-resident fee remission (an out-of-state fee waiver). Non-resident fee remission allows approved non-resident applicants to pay the equivalent tuition and fees as that of an in-state student. To be approved, applicants must meet the definition of “needy” and “worthy.”
- Neediness is based on documentation of assets and income. Applicants must demonstrate they have insufficient funds to cover educational expenses, including out-of-state tuition.
- Worthiness is demonstrated by meeting the admission requirements for enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
- Non-resident Fee Remission is limited–approval is on a first come, first-served basis. All fees will be charged at the out-of-state rate until approval for remission is granted.
- Students who are approved for non-resident fee remission will be approved for a specific number of credits. Any additional courses or credits in addition to those approved (including non-credit courses and classes) through the Adult Learning Center (ABE/ELL/GED), will be at the non-resident, out-of-state tuition rate.