Your TAG Experience

Thank you for your interest in Gateway’s TAG program! The TAG program at Gateway provides outstanding, individualized support and offers a wide range of targeted services for students with disabilities. All of our activities are designed to help you achieve your personal and academic goals. TRiO programs across the country have been assisting students realize their dreams for nearly 50 years, and the TAG program at Gateway is proud to continue that tradition.

In order to join TAG, you must:

  • Be a citizen, or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an associate degree, technical diploma or transfer certificate program at Gateway
  • Have the Disability Support Services (DSS) department approve your disability documentation
  • Have an academic need and can benefit from TAG services
  • Not have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have the goal to complete a technical diploma, associate degree or transfer certificate with a 2.0 GPA or higher within 4 years of acceptance to the TAG program
  • Consider transferring to a 4-year college for a bachelor’s degree after graduation from Gateway

Are you eligible and interested? Please complete our TAG Interest Form for more information and to find out if you qualify. 

Note: Preference will be given to students with a disability and who are low income as defined by Federal Guidelines. 

Once accepted, these are our expectations of you as a TAG student: 

  • Attend a New Student Orientation with a TAG Specialist
  • Complete the Learning and Student Strategies Inventory (LASSI) upon program entrance and exit
  • Meet with your TAG Specialist to draft a Student Success Plan each semester
  • Participate in monthly meetings with your TAG Specialist
  • Attend TAG meetings, workshops and other events as determined in your Student Success Plans
  • Register for GradReady and work toward improving your financial literacy

What you’ll gain from your TAG experience: 

  • Assistance navigating college resources
  • Tutoring services
  • Financial literacy education
  • Financial aid (FAFSA) assistance
  • Postgraduate transfer assistance
  • Grant aid for qualified students
  • Strengths training for students
  • Sponsorship prep