Apply for Admission

Method 1: Applying online

  • Click here to go to Gateway's online application page (available at times below).  Summer Session Applications are available from mid-February through late May. Fall Semester  Applications from mid-February through late August, and Spring Applications are available from early October through mid-January.
  • Application Fee*: You will need to pay the $20 application fee. This will require a charge card (Visa or Mastercard).
  • Log-in: When you log-in for the first time you will create a PIN and a student log-in will be created automatically. Keep track of your PIN number! 

What happens after I apply online?

  • You will receive an email confirmation.
  • Once your application is processed (typically within 3-5 business days), you will receive another email with your Student ID number and a link on how to complete the rest of your enrollment process.

Method 2: Applying through mail or in person

  • Get the Application: Click here to download the paper application. Click here for the Winter Intersession application.
  • Email address: You will need a valid email address that you will use throughout your time at Gateway. A free email account can be obtained at
  • Application Fee*: You will need to pay the $20 application fee. This will require a check or money order.
  • Send it in: Complete the application and send it in via mail or drop it off in the Admissions Office.

*If you believe you may be eligible for an Application Fee Waiver through the Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative (CONNTAC), contact the local CONNTAC representative for more information.  You cannot apply online if you are using an Application Fee Waiver.

Who Should Not Apply Online?

  • International students
  • Students taking only winter classes
  • Student who will not have graduated high school by the time classes begin
  • Students who want only non-credit classes
  • Continuing students
  • Students with an application fee waiver (see CONNTAC)


Mailing Address

Admissions Office
Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510