Petitioning Dates and Eligibility

All petitioning correspondence will be sent to your Gateway student email.

What Do I Need to be Eligible to Petition?

  • Program petition requirements are outlined below. To review your progress in meeting these requirements, login to My Gateway | Program Petition. Click Student Program Petition and select the program in which you want to submit a petition, then click Submit.
  • Once you have met all program petition requirements (you have all green √s), you are able to submit your petition by checking the acknowledgement box at the bottom of the screen and clicking Submit.
  • Students will be awarded a seat in clinical/practicum courses based on completion of program petition eligibility requirements, program acceptance date and residency status. Students with earlier program acceptance dates and Gateway district residence (Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties) have priority over students with later program acceptance dates or who are outside of the Gateway district and/or residents outside of Wisconsin.
    • Residency status will not be taken into consideration for the Dental Hygiene and Funeral Service programs' selection.
  • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

Petitioning Dates

Health and Veterinary Services

  • September for program/clinical courses starting in the following Spring semester (September 5-16, 2022).
    • Dental Hygiene
    • LPN to ADN Bridge
    • Nursing
    • Practical Nursing
    • Veterinary Technician
  • February for program/clinical courses starting in the following Summer semester (February 6-17, 2023).
    • Nursing
    • Practical Nursing
  • February for program/clinical courses starting in the following Fall semester (February 6-17, 2023).
    • Funeral Service
  • May for program/clinical courses starting in the following Fall semester (May 1-12, 2023).
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Dental Assistant
    • LPN to ADN Bridge
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Nursing
    • Paramedic to ADN
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Practical Nursing
    • Surgical Technology
    • Veterinary Technician

    Transportation

    Students must petition each semester for their flight courses.

    • October for program/courses starting the following Spring semester (October 17-28, 2022)
      • Aeronautics
    • February/March for program/courses starting the following Summer semester (February 27 - March 10, 2023)
        • Aeronautics
      • June for program/courses starting the following Fall semester (June 12-23, 2023)
        • Aeronautics
      • October for program/courses starting the following Spring semester (October 16-27, 2023)
        • Aeronautics

      Petitioning Eligibility

      Aeronautics

      Petitioning Window:

      • October 17-28, 2022 for the upcoming Spring semester -AND-
      • February 27 - March 10, 2023 for the upcoming Summer semester -AND-
      • June 12-23, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester -AND-
      • October 16-27, 2023 for the upcoming Spring semester 
      • (Students must petition each semester for their flight courses.)

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 + or better
      • Verification of Citizenship
      • Submit one of the following to any Student Services Center:
        • United States Passport
        • Official Birth Certificate and Driver’s License
        • Certificate of Naturalization and Driver’s License
      • Complete and Submit Aeronautics Declaration/Intent form.
      •  Successfully complete with an S (Satisfactory) the following within 90 days prior to each petition.:
        • Aeronautics Program Overview (402-439) 
          **Sign up at student services or online through MyGateway.
      • Submit a copy of 1st or 2nd Class FAA Medical Certificate issued by an FAA-approved Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to any Student Services Center. More information on how to get a Student Pilot Certificate.
      • Complete and submit Aeronautics Student Pilot Certificate in IACRA (Submit the signed card you will receive to any Student Services Center.)
        • Application can be found on the IACRA website
        • Fill out information online. See instruction sheet.
        • Contact a Flight Instructor, Designated Pilot Examiner or FAA Inspector to schedule time to complete application.
        • Submit a signed copy of your Temporary Airman Certificate to any Student Services Center.
          **This process will take a minimum of four weeks for the TSA to complete required background checks and may take longer to receive your FAA issued certificate. Be sure to plan ahead and start this step early.
      • Complete and submit Aeronautics Student Availability form for each petition.

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      Dental Assistant

      Petitioning Window:

      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better, if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in writing:
        • Writing
          • COMPASS 26+, Accuplacer Classic 67+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 36+, ACT English 16+ OR 
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion of one of the following:
            • Foundations of Writing (851-756) with a C (2.0) or better
            • Writing Principles (801-301) with D (1.0) or better 
      • Dental Health Safety (508-101) with a grade of C (2.0) or better
        -OR-
        Scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the petition entry semester.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Dental Hygiene

      Petitioning Window:

      • September 5-16, 2022 for the upcoming Spring semester
      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester -OR-

      Requirements:

      • Graduate of the Dental Assistant program at Gateway Technical College
      • Successfully completed with a B- (2.67) or better:
        • 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology
        • 806-186 Intro to Biochemistry
        • 806-197 Microbiology
      • HESI A2-1 composite score of 80% or higher
      • Complete the Dental Hygiene Consent for Release of Student Information form prior to submitting petition

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      Funeral Service

      Petitioning Window:

      • February 6-17, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
      • Successfully completed with a B- (2.67) or better:
        • 101-112 Accounting or Business
        • 102-160 Business Law
        • 806-177 Gen. Anatomy & Physiology
        • 806-197 Microbiology
        • 806-134 General Chemistry
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.0) or better:
        • 801-136 English Composition
        • 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal OR 801-198 Speech
        • 809-198 Intro to Psych 
        • 809-196 Intro to Sociology

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      Nursing/ADN

      Petitioning Window:

      • September 5-16, 2022 for the upcoming Spring semester -OR-
      • February 6-17, 2023 for the upcoming Summer semester -OR-
      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in reading and writing:
        • Reading 
          • COMPASS 71+, Accuplacer Classic 84+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 38+, ACT Reading 17+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to Reading & Study Skills (838-105)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
        • Writing 
          • COMPASS 73+, Accuplacer Classic 92+, Accuplacer Next Gen 250+, Asset 43+, ACT English 18+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to College Writing (831-103)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
              -or-
            • English Composition (801-136) 1 with a D- or better
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.0) or better (no expiration on course):
        • Nursing Assistant (543-200 or 543-300)
      • If Nursing Assistant was not completed at Gateway, please submit one of the following to any Student Services Center:
        • official transcript
        • certificate of completion
        • proof of NA registry
      • Successfully completed:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) with a B- (2.67) or better 
          -OR- 
        • Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (806-195 & 806-196) with a B- (2.67) or better in both 
      • HESI A2 composite score of 75% or higher. *Please note students have a maximum of two attempts to reach the required score.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      LPN Bridge to Nursing/ADN

      Petitioning Window:

      • September 5-16, 2022 for the upcoming Spring semester -OR-
      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better, if applicable.
      • Successfully completed with a D- (0.67) or better all of the following:
        • English Comp I (801-136)
        • Speech (801-198) or Oral/Interpersonal Comm (801-196) if accepted to the 2013/14 academic year or before.
        • Development Psychology (809-188)
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.00) or better all of the following:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology (806-179) 
          -OR- 
        • Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (806-195 & 806-196) 
      • LPN to ADN Entrance HESI exam with a cutoff score of 850 within 2 years of petition.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Medical Laboratory Technician

      Petitioning Window:

      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in reading and writing:
        • Reading 
          • COMPASS 71+, Accuplacer Classic 84+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 38+, ACT Reading 17+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to Reading & Study Skills (838-105)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
        • Writing 
          • COMPASS 73+, Accuplacer Classic 92+, Accuplacer Next Gen 250+, Asset 43+, ACT English 18+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to College Writing (831-103)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
              -or-
            • English Composition (801-136) 1 with a D- or better
      • Successfully completed:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) with a B- (2.67) or better 
          -OR- 
        • Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (806-195 & 806-196) with a B- (2.67) or better in both 
        • Introduction to Biochemistry (806-186) with a B- (2.67) or better
        • QA Lab Math (513-113) with a B- (2.67) or better
      • HESI A2 composite score of 75% or higher
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Paramedic to Nursing/ADN Bridge

      Petitioning Window:

      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester 

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better, if applicable.
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.00) or better all of the following:
        • English Comp I (801-136)
        • Speech (801-198)
        • Development Psychology (809-188)
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.00) or better all of the following:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology (806-179) 
          -OR- 
        • Anatomy & Physiology I (806-195) and Anatomy & Physiology II (806-196)
      • Completed with a C (2.00) or better all of the following:
        • Paramedic to ADN Theory 1 (543-127)
        • Paramedic to ADN Skills (543-130)
        • Paramedic to ADN Theory 2 (543-128)
        • Paramedic to ADN Clinical (543-129)
      • HESI A2 composite score of 75% or higher. *Please note students have a maximum of two attempts to reach the required score.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Physical Therapist Assistant

      Petitioning Window:

      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better, if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in reading, writing and math:
        • Reading 
          • COMPASS 71+, Accuplacer Classic 84+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 38+, ACT Reading 17+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or one of better in the following:
            • Intro to Reading & Study Skills (838-105)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
        • Writing 
          • COMPASS 73+, Accuplacer Classic 92+, Accuplacer Next Gen 250+, Asset 43+, ACT English 18+ OR
          •  Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or one of better in the following:
            • Intro to College Writing (831-103)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
              -or-
            • English Composition (801-136) 1 with a D- or better
        • Math 
          • COMPASS Pre-Algebra 31+ and Algebra 54+, Accuplacer Classic Arithmetic 77+ and Algebra 73+, Accuplacer Next Gen Algebra 263+, Asset Numerical 34+ and Elem. Algebra 47+, ACT 23+ OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • 804-107 College Math
              -or-
            • 804-135 Quantitative Reasoning
      • Successfully completed the following:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) with a B (3.0) or better 
          -OR- 
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) with a C to B- (2.0 to 2.67) 
          AND 
        • Musculoskeletal Anatomy (524-108) with a C (2.0) or better 
      • HESI A2 composite score of 65% or higher
        • First priority will be given to students with a composite score of 70% or higher followed by students with scores between a 65-69.99%. Scores lower than 65% will require a meeting with your academic advisor and the program director and may not be granted a seat. Residency will be considered at each score tier.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Practical Nursing

      Petitioning Window:

      • September 5-16, 2022 for the upcoming Spring semester -OR-
      • February 6-17, 2023 for the upcoming Summer semester -OR-
      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 or better if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in reading and writing:
        • Reading 
          • COMPASS 71+, Accuplacer Classic 84+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 38+, ACT Reading 17+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to Reading & Study Skills (838-105)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
        • Writing 
          • COMPASS 73+, Accuplacer Classic 92+, Accuplacer Next Gen 250+, Asset 43+, ACT English 18+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to College Writing (831-103)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
              -or-
            • English Composition (801-136) 1 with a D- or better
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.0) or better (no expiration on course):
        • Nursing Assistant (543-200 or 543-300)
      • If Nursing Assistant was not completed at Gateway, please submit one of the following to any Student Services Center:
        • official transcript
        • certificate of completion
        • proof of NA registry
      • Successfully completed:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) with a B- (2.67) or better 
          -OR- 
        • Anatomy & Physiology I AND Anatomy & Physiology II (806-195 & 806-196) with a B- (2.67) or better in both 
      • HESI A2 composite score of 70% or higher. *Please note students have a maximum of two attempts to reach the required score.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Surgical Technology

      Petitioning Window:

      • May 1-12. 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 + or better, if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in reading and writing:
        • Reading 
          • COMPASS 71+, Accuplacer Classic 84+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 38+, ACT Reading 17+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better one of in the following:
            • Intro to Reading & Study Skills (838-105)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
        • Writing
          • COMPASS 73+, Accuplacer Classic 92+, Accuplacer Next Gen 250+, Asset 43+, ACT English 18+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better one of in the following:
            • Intro to College Writing (831-103)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
              -or-
            • English Composition (801-136) 1 with a D- or better
      • Successfully completed with a C (2.0) or better the following:
        • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177)
      • HESI A2 composite score of 65% or higher
        • The HESI Exam includes a section on Anatomy and Physiology. Students are allowed to test prior to completing the Anatomy and Physiology course, but please be aware the Anatomy and Physiology section will still be calculated into the overall score used for petitioning eligibility.
        • First priority will be given to students with a composite score of 70% or higher followed by students with scores between a 65-69.99%. Scores lower than 65% will require a meeting with your academic advisor and the program director and may not be granted a seat. Residency will be considered at each score tier.
      • The Admissions Office will let students that have been awarded a seat know if they need to update their CPR, Background Information Disclosure forms and/or background checks; all items are valid for two years.

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      Veterinary Technician

      Petitioning Window:

      • September 5-16, 2022 for the upcoming Spring semester
        • A grant opportunity has allowed us to open an additional cohort of students. Due to this, students who petitioned and were not awarded a seat for Fall 2022 will receive priority.
      • May 1-12, 2023 for the upcoming Fall semester

      Requirements:

      • Program Acceptance
      • Program GPA of 2.0 + or better, if applicable.
      • Demonstrate college-level knowledge in reading and writing:
        • Reading 
          • COMPASS 71+, Accuplacer Classic 84+, Accuplacer Next Gen 237+, Asset 38+, ACT Reading 17+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to Reading & Study Skills (838-105)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
        • Writing 
          • COMPASS 73+, Accuplacer Classic 92+, Accuplacer Next Gen 250+, Asset 43+, ACT English 18+ OR
          • Submit an official high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing earned college credits of at least 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
          • Submit an official college transcript showing an earned technical diploma, associates degree, bachelors degree or higher OR
          • Successful completion with a C (2.0) or better in one of the following:
            • Intro to College Writing (831-103)
              -or-
            • College Reading and Writing 1 (831-107)
              -or-
            • English Composition (801-136) 1 with a D- or better
      • Successfully complete with a B (3.0) or better:
        • Principles of Animal Biology (806-105)
      • Successfully complete with C or better prior to Summer 2021 and B or better Summer 2021 or after:
        • Veterinary Medical Terminology (091-123)
      • 20 hours of job shadowing

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