Transfer Student

I Am a Transfer Student

Transfer your college credits to Gateway, and let us help you meet your career and education goals! Gateway’s New Student Specialists are here to guide you through the transfer process, and our Student Services team is happy to support you throughout your time here. With small class sizes, more than 70 degree and diploma programs, and affordable tuition, Gateway is the great choice for your education.

Benefits of Attending Gateway

  • Many credits earned at other colleges and universities transfer directly to Gateway! Learn more about transferring your credits to Gateway.
  • In addition to your transfer credits, you can earn credit for prior work or military experience through Credit for Prior Learning.
  • Our Student Services and Learning Success teams are here to support you as you work toward your educational goals with services like career and academic advising, free tutoring, student support counseling, and more.
  • Learn when and where it’s convenient for you with classes offered in a variety of flexible options that may include days, evenings, weekends, online, on-demand, and in-person.
  • Gateway’s offers seven different tuition payment options that you can mix and match to find your perfect financial fit and make it easy for you to afford your education.
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 for details.

Schedule your placement test.

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

Prior Learning Assessment.

(Optional) Students who have prior college, work or military experience may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning which may be awarded based on a Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more about Prior Learning Assessments.

Download a full checklist for the admissions process.