Multiple Measures

At Gateway, we know our students apply for admission from a wide range of backgrounds and educational experience. For that reason, we developed our new Multiple Measures system to better serve our students and best place them into courses at Gateway. Multiple Measures provides more ways for students to display their expertise and potentially forgo taking the Accuplacer placement assessment before starting at Gateway.

There are many options for students to provide college placement information. Students must meet one of the following:  

  • Earned a technical diploma credential or higher*
  • Earned 12 college credits with a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Earned a 2.60 cumulative unweighted high school GPA

*Please note short term technical diplomas do not fulfill Multiple Measures. These programs include Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Truck Driving.

If you are unable to provide a transcript meeting the above criteria, then you will have to submit your ACT or Accuplacer scores to determine course placement.  

You can take the Accuplacer test at any of Gateway’s Testing Centers.
Here’s how to sign up for testing.

Multiple Measures Quick Guide

  • Gateway will review your official, most recent high school and/or college transcript(s) to determine what classes you are placed in at Gateway.
  • For current high school students, their end of junior year GPA is acceptable. For current high school students pursuing the Nursing Assistant Program, their end of sophomore year GPA is acceptable.
  • There is no expiration date for high school or college GPAs.
  • Students who have earned their GED can be placed into college level courses by earning a 165 or higher on each of the Math and reasoning through Language Arts Exams given in the GED Exam Series if taken in 2014 or later.
  • Students must only meet one of the criteria to place into college level courses. For example, if you earned a 3.0 GPA in high school, but a 1.9 GPA in college, you will still be placed into college level courses at Gateway because you have met one of the criteria. The same would occur if you did not meet the GPA requirements for high school and college, but have earned a college-level diploma or degree.

Multiple Measures puts you on the path to success by placing you in the specific classes you need to gain the fastest route to graduation!

If you have any questions about Gateway’s new Multiple Measures process, please contact Student Services at 1-800-247-7122 or