High School Students

I Am a High School Student

Prepare for your future at Gateway Technical College! Gateway is your first choice for a high-quality, affordable education. Find your passion and learn the hands-on skills employers look for in our state-of-the-art academic programs, form lifelong friendships in our student clubs, and have fun at Student Life events. At Gateway, you can have it all. Connect with the Gateway New Student Specialist at your high school to get started.

Benefits of Attending Gateway

Ready to apply? Get started!

Applying to Gateway is easy and only takes about 15 minutes, but there are a few things you’ll need to make the process as smooth as possible:


Non-refundable application fee

Your preferred start term

Your desired program of study

Complete your application.

Fill out your online application. Come to a Get Ready Application Workshop for assistance in filling out your application and get an application fee waiver! Call 1-800-247-7122 to schedule a Get Ready Application Workshop.

Submit your transcripts.

Submit an official copy of all academic transcripts including high school, college/university, and/or GED/HSED. Official transcripts need to be submitted before admission acceptance and before any placement test waivers or transfer credit can be awarded.

Submit required items.

Some programs have additional admission requirements. Go to gtc.edu/requirements for details.

Schedule your placement test.

Placement testing will assist in determining what courses you need to take. Go to gtc.edu/testing to set up a testing date and review free sample questions.

Download a full checklist for the admissions process.