DMACC is seeking new students for the Gateway to College Program, ages 16-20

DMACC Gateway to College (G2C)

Reconnecting high school dropouts to education

Gateway to College (G2C) is a scholarship program which offers high school dropouts the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma and college credit at DMACC at the same time.

How It Works

G2C classes are conducted at DMACC campuses. Students have full access to college courses, facilities and support services. DMACC joins partners in the Gateway to College Network.

G2C partners with Des Moines Public Schools to provide education and support services.  The students receive their high school diploma from Des Moines Public Schools and college credit from DMACC. Students graduate from the program when they complete their diploma requirements.

All students begin with the Gateway Foundation in a learning community of 20-25 students. During the learning community experience, students take coursework in reading, math, writing , college orientation, and study strategies. After the Foundation term, (first semester),  the students transition to any DMACC campus (called Gateway Continuation) where they continue dual credit coursework necessary to earn their high school diploma.

New Student Information Sessions

May 10, Tuesday, 9 am to 12 pm,

May 21, Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm,

June 2, Thursday, 3 pm to 6 pm

June 14, Tuesday, 3 pm to 6 pm


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