Applying to Gateway

Recruitment takes place from March through May for the Fall semester (beginning each August). Recruitment also takes place from October through December for the Spring semester (beginning each January). For more information, please contact us at 510.215.3835.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Step One: Attend an Information Session

The information session is the first step in deciding whether Gateway is right for you. During these sessions, you learn more about the program, how it works, who qualifies, what you can expect, and what Gateway expects of you.

For more information, call 510.215.3835

Information Session Schedule Spring 2022
DateTimeEventRoom Number
Tuesday, October 26th3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113
Tuesday, November 2nd3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113
Tuesday, November 9th3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113
Tuesday, November 16th3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113
Tuesday, November 23rd3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113
Tuesday, November 30th3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113
Tuesday, December 7th3:30-5pmInformation SessionAA-113

Step Two: Complete Gateway to College and Contra Costa College Online

You must complete both of the above applications. If you have questions about either application, please contact Gateway program staff at 510.215.3835.

Step Three: Participate in an Interview Session

Once you have completed the first two application steps, you need to schedule an interview. This includes a timed essay assessment.

Interviews will take place at Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, California. You must bring your completed Gateway to College and Contra Costa College applications to the interview. Also remember to arrive early, dress appropriately, and be prepared to explain why Gateway to College is the best fit for your educational goals.  You are welcome to bring a family member, friend or another support person if you’d like.

For more information on the interview schedule, call 510.215.3835.

Interview Session Schedule Spring 2022
DateTimeEventRoom Number
Wednesday, November 3rd3:30-6pInterviewAA-113
Wednesday, November 10th3:30-6pInterviewAA-113
Wednesday, November 17th3:30-6pInterviewAA-113
Wednesday, December 1st3:30-6pInterviewAA-113
Wednesday, December 8th3:30-6pInterviewAA-113
Wednesday, December 15th3:30-6pInterviewAA-113