• Gateway to College 



    1. Complete the online Application here. Please make sure to include a VALID email address for both student and parent / guardian. 

    2. The last page of the application outlines 3 essays that are to be submitted along with your completed application. 

              a. Carefully read the prompts

              b. Type your essay answers into the boxes provided.

    3.  AFTER you complete the application, including the essays, please click on the following link to see a list of Information Session dates and times. You do not need to make an appointment for the Information Sessions, you are welcome to just show up. Parents are welcome as well.




    4. Someone from Gateway will contact you to schedule an interview date and time.


    Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16 – 20 who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. The program enables them to complete their high school diploma requirements while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certificate.

        Students are placed into small learning communities during their first semester(s), and together they take classes in reading, writing, math, and college skills. Upon completion of the “Foundation” courses, students transition and begin taking classes with the general student population—all classes are conducted on the Contra Costa College campus. Throughout their enrollment in the program, students receive one on one advising and support from resource specialists who act as mentors and advisors. The wrap-around support of the resource specialists keeps students on the right track for success.

        Students graduate from Gateway to College once they have completed their high school diploma requirements.

        Contra Costa College is one of 35 community and technical colleges across the country currently offering the Gateway to College program.

           Please read more from our brochure for eligibility requirements

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