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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 Summer 2021
DateTimeEventOnline Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, June 1st3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, June 8th3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, June 15th3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, June 22nd3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, June 29th  3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, July 6th3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, July 13th3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416  
Tuesday, July 20th3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416
Monday, July 26th3:30-5pmInformation Session https://4cd.zoom.us/j/98632284416

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.

**Due to Covid Restrictions (remote learning), all interviews will take place via Zoom**

For more information on the interview schedule, call 510.215.3835.

Interview Session Schedule Spring 2021
DateTimeEventOnline Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, March 31st    3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, April 14th  3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, April 21st  3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, April 28th3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, May 5th3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, May 12th3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, May 19th3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, May 26th3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned
Wednesday, June 2nd3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pmInterview*As assigned