Priority Registration

All Student Priority Registration

Gateway’s Priority Registration period occurs a few weeks before Open Registration begins, and allows students who are accepted into a postsecondary program to register before classes become available to everyone. Continuing program students are given a priority registration date based on the number of credits completed and can register on or after that date. We encourage you to register as soon as you can in order to gain access to the best selection of classes.

Newly admitted program students may register during New Program Student registration. Students not accepted into a postsecondary program or single-course takers may register during the Open Registration period. 

Find your registration dates.

Service Member Priority Registration

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 201 gives priority registration to eligible service members attending a Wisconsin technical college. Eligible service members include those who have served or who are serving on active duty under honorable conditions. 

In accordance with the law, Gateway allows eligible service members (not including dependents) to register one day prior to their standard designated registration date. Priority Registration does not waive any course or program requirements, such as prerequisites and program restrictions. Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

How it Works

Eligible service members (not including dependents) will be able to register starting at 6:30 a.m. one day prior to the standard designated registration date. Registration dates are based on student status: continuing program students (determined by program acceptance and number of credits completed), new credit program students and open registration.

Login to My Gateway and select Registration and Schedule | When Can I Register. As soon as your eligibility has been confirmed, this link will accurately reflect your new registration date.

If you are a veteran or service member currently using VA benefits, you are automatically eligible.

If you are not currently receiving VA benefits at Gateway, please submit a copy of one of the following:

  • DD214/DD215
  • NGB22/22A – National Guard report of separation and record of service
  • Reserve Credit Report and Discharge Order and Point Summary
  • Commander‘s Letter
  • Current Orders
  • Letter from County Veterans Service Officer

The documentation must verify discharge was Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions.

You may drop off the above documentation at any Student Services Center. Documentation must be received 10 days prior to the standard designated registration date to be confirmed, processed and ready for you to take advantage of this benefit.

Visit the I am a Student Veteran page to learn about the resources available to students at Gateway.