Those considering college face a number of questions as they seek to choose a program and enroll, and Gateway Technical College’s QuickStart events will help make that process as smooth as possible.
This includes college students who may be taking a year off of their home college – often called a visiting year or a gap year – but still want to earn credits at Gateway that will transfer and apply toward earning a degree at their regular college.
This year, Gateway has tailored these events to students who are at different stages of their educational journey by offering even more events, each tailored to a specific area of interest. The sessions will be held online and will cover the general topics of guidance on how to get started, select classes, apply for financial aid, determine career options as well as other topics of interest for specific student groups.
Any student who submits an application for admission will have their application and testing fees waived. Those interested should go to gtc.edu/quickstart to learn more and register.
June 23, 10 a.m. to noon
Students unsure of their program of study or their career should consider this workshop. Gateway staff will be on hand to help interested students find out about Gateway’s 70-plus programs of study as well as how Gateway’s career counselors can help them find their right career fit.
June 23, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Those seeking to gain the skills for a new career, increase the skills in their current career or have been out of the classroom for a while should consider this workshop. Gateway staff will be on hand to help interested students find out about Gateway’s 70-plus programs of study as well as outline the support services available to help them graduate.
Visiting Year Quick Start (Gap Year)
July 1, 10 a.m. to noon
New this year is a Quick Start for students who have decided against returning to their college or university this fall but want to continue working toward their degree. Gateway’s new student specialists will discuss options for online and in-person 2020 Fall Semester courses as well as transfer options for coursework. This option allows students to earn credit and save money with the UW-System Universal Credit Transfer Agreement as well as available credit transfer agreements with area private colleges.
Online Degree Programs
July 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Many students choose to take their entire Gateway program courseload without ever coming on to a campus for a class. The college has 21 fully online degree programs, and those who choose to attend this session will find out about available online programs, the online learning experience and available online student support services.