After watching PowerPoint (Quick Links, located in right column)

    Please complete fillable application - located under Quick Links on this page

    Write the three essays outlined on last page of application

    Email app and essays to




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  • Gateway to College Fall 2020 Recruitment  - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


    The Gateway to College Program at Contra Costa College is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 semester. Please follow these steps to begin the process.

    1. Watch the Recruitment PowerPoint to learn more about the program before moving forward with the application process.

    2. After watching the Presentation you can move on to the Application

    3. 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 essays using Word or any other word processing program you have available

    4. Attach your completed application and your essays to an e-mail and send to



    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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