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Are you a high school student who is lacking credits to graduate, or thinking of dropping out of high school? Gateway to College may be your answer!

The Gateway to College Program partners with school districts to reconnect youth who have dropped out or need an alternative to a traditional high school education in order to fulfill their dreams by completing coursework for their high school diploma while earning college credits in a supportive college environment. Prospective students must be 16-20 years of age. Through the Gateway to College scholarship program, tuition, fees, textbooks, and transportation (VIA bus pass or Alamo Colleges parking permit) are all provided for the student at no cost.

Call the Gateway to College Program at Palo Alto College at (210) 486-3170, and schedule to attend an information session.

How do I know if I qualify?

  1. Lack high school credits to graduate
  2. Am 16-20 years of age
  3. Will enroll at a partnering school district (call our office to verify school district participation)

How long does it take me to earn my high school diploma?

Most students are in Gateway to College for 2-3 years. The exact length of time to earn a diploma varies by a student’s course load and credit needs. Students remain in Gateway to College until they earn a diploma or turn 21. We encourage graduates of the program to continue their college studies to meet their academic goals.

How do I apply?

Call the Gateway to College office at (210) 486-3170 to attend an Information Session. Bring a completed application (available at our website) and high school transcript. If you place at an 8th grade reading level you will be invited to return for further evaluation to determine your eligibility.

Contact Information

Abel R. Gonzales  

Portable Building (Group 3)
(PORT 3-102A )



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