International Students

I Am an International Student

Join a thriving, diverse community at Gateway Technical College to prepare for an exciting, hands-on career. Students from around the world choose Gateway for its variety of academic programs, cutting-edge training and strong student support services. Our friendly staff welcome you to apply to Gateway, complete your admissions packet, develop academic and professional fluency in English and graduate to pursue the career of your dreams.

Benefits of Attending Gateway

  • Gain hands-on career training in our high-tech, state-of-the-art classroom facilities.
  • Prepare for a rewarding career in areas including business, manufacturing, information technology, engineering, transportation, service and more.
  • Our strong Multicultural program and International Education department are here to help you connect with other students and support you as you adapt to our college and community.
  • Live and learn in southeastern Wisconsin and choose whether you enjoy small city or more rural life in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties, just a short trip by car, bus or train to large metro areas in Chicago and Milwaukee, both with international airports.  
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

Application Checklist

Complete your application.

Complete your application for admission and pay the international student processing fee. Choose a program of study, fill out your online application and pay your $30 application fee. Please note that international students can enroll in any program except for the Aeronautics – Pilot Training program. For assistance with the application process, contact Chinedu Obowu, International Education Coordinator, at +1 262-939-9711 or

Complete the admission packet.

Complete the application for admission packet for international students, which includes a Certification of Finances form and an International Student Emergency Contact Form.

Provide proof of English proficiency.

Gateway accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as proof of English proficiency.

Have an Official Credit Evaluation.

More information is available on the Transcript Evaluation Services webpage.This report is required to verify completion of high school/secondary school or higher education completed outside of the U.S.

Submit Passport Photo.

Submit a clear photograph or scan of your passport’s photo ID page.

Send completed documents to Gateway.

Make copies of all the materials for your personal reference, and send all completed forms and supporting documents via email to or via post to:
Office of International Student Services
International Education Coordinator
Gateway Technical College - Racine Campus
1001 S. Main Street, Lake Building (119 C)
Racine, WI 53403

Gateway will issue your I-20 form.

Once all documents are received, Gateway Technical College will issue you the I-20 form, and you will be notified.

Download the Application for Admission Packet for International Students