Gateway to College

Your Connection to College

Gateway to College students with Gateway T-shirt next to Admissions Office sign

你是否在寻找传统高中的替代选择和上大学的机会? The Gateway to College scholarship may be an option for you. 十大彩票平台的大学之门项目帮助那些在传统高中因各种原因遇到挑战的学生. If you had to leave school before finishing, are attending public school, homeschool, or a school other than public school, or for whatever reason, the Gateway to College program is an alternative option!

Through the Gateway to College scholarship, 学生可以在我们的大学课程中完成高中毕业要求,同时获得大学学分. Students can earn their high school diploma and college credits simultaneously. 有些人还会继续完成证书课程和副学士学位,然后转到四年制大学.

大学之门是十大彩票平台公立学校提供的奖学金机会. The scholarship covers the costs of tuition, books, and fees. In addition, students have an academic counselor dedicated to their success. The Academic counselor guides students through the college experience, helps them navigate academic challenges, teaches organization and time management techniques, and provides referrals for college and community resources to increase student success.

Benefits of Gateway

  • Experience college courses with professors
  • Accumulate transferable college credits toward a degree or certificate program
  • Access to on-campus resources (tutoring, library, computer labs, student clubs and activities, fitness center)
  • A smaller school population with individualized support
  • Students take fewer courses per semester than in high school
  • Scholarship pays for tuition, books, and fees

Program Eligibility Requirements

This scholarship is designed for the following:

  • High school students ages 16 to 20 with any of the following conditions:
    • 由于各种原因在传统高中环境中遇到挑战的学生
    • Students who are behind in high school
    • Students who have left high school before obtaining their diploma
    • 由于各种原因(包括在家上学)在公立学校以外的学校上学的学生
  • Students must read at an 8th grade level or higher
  • Students must live in Springfield, MA 
  • 点击下面的链接,观看信息会话,了解更多关于大学之门项目的期望和好处
  • 回答问卷,然后进入下一步完成申请

How to Apply

We are accepting applications for the Fall II 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. 感兴趣的学生必须参加一个信息会议,开始申请过程. The following steps are required to apply:

  1. 观看信息发布会,了解更多关于大学之门项目的期望和好处
  2. 回答问卷,然后进入下一步完成申请

In-person information sessions are canceled until further notice. 有兴趣申请Gateway to College的学生可以观看我们预先录制的信息环节,并回答一个简短的问卷, this is the first step to apply. Please click the link below.

Pre-Recorded Information Session

The application is lengthy. It requires a personal investment of time and effort. Applicants must include all requested information, including three formal essays. 这些信息和回应的质量为选拔委员会提供了额外的见解.

To complete the Gateway to College Application you will need

  • Three formal essays. 论文文件可以与你的申请一起上传,也可以直接输入到申请中.
    • Essay 1: 为什么你有兴趣加入十大彩票平台技术社区学院的大学之门项目? How will the program help you to reach your goals? Why should the selection committee choose you?
    • Essay 2: (至少300字)毅力是一种品质,可以让一个人继续尝试做某事,即使它很困难或根本不放弃. Please tell us what perseverance means to you. Tell us about a time in your life when you demonstrated perseverance. What did you learn from this experience?
    • Essay 3: (至少300字)告诉我们过去影响你学习的个人问题或挑战,以及你采取了哪些措施来克服它们. (Examples of issues or challenges might include attitude, behavior, motivation, skills, support, need to feel accepted, cultural barriers, etc.)
  • Contact information and email addresses for your parent/guardian, high school counselor or guidance department, and someone you want to provide a recommendation for you.

参加了介绍会并提出申请的符合条件的学生将被安排参加大学分班考试.

  • 大学分班考试大约需要2个小时,将评估阅读、写作和数学技能.
  • Students will need a picture ID and social security number.

这个测试评估你对项目的准备情况,如果你被录取,将你安排在合适的班级. Please visit to learn more about the college placement test and how to prepare for it.

After you have submitted a complete application, your information will be sent to the school district for review. 学区必须批准每个学生继续进入申请流程的下一步.

If you are eligible to be considered for the Gateway scholarship, you will be scheduled for an interview. Your interview will be with members of the Gateway staff. This helps us to learn more about you, your strengths, and your motivations. You will also have a chance to ask questions about the program. Interviews are generally about 30-60 minutes long.

正式接受该计划的最后一步是完成Gateway Prep(为期三天的大学预科课程),并获得学区的最终批准. The selection committee will notify applicants about final decisions.

Linda Fernandez in Gateway to College Cap and SashWith the help of my Gateway to College family, I was able to finish high school from an early college program. 他们无尽的支持和决心让我每天早上更容易起床,永不放弃. I graduated high school with a GPA of 3.3 and I am now grateful to say that I’m a first generation college student! Linda Fernandez, 2018 Gateway to College graduate

Commencement

我们通过毕业典礼演讲嘉宾的视频来表彰毕业生们的辛勤工作和取得的成就, a list of graduating student award winners, graduate profiles, and messages of encouragement from faculty and staff on the 2023 Gateway to College Commencement page.

Past Classes

Special Education (IEP) Services

Gateway to College does not discriminate against students with disabilities. 我们要求有IEP或504计划的学生在申请时提交计划副本,以便我们将他们转介给十大彩票平台残疾办公室. Together with their families and doctors or other practitioners, 学生应该考虑大学校园提供的服务和住宿是否能最好地满足他们的需求.

Gateway to College Staff

Contact

Building 8
Phone: 413-755-4581 
FAX: 413-755-6318
Email: gateway@mercadosale.com
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mailing Address

Gateway to College
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
Suite 1, P.O. Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000