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This innovative partnership between Gateway Technical College and Lakeland University provides a unique higher-education option to students. Students participating in this program complete their associate degree at Gateway Technical College and continue their education at Lakeland by entering as a college junior to complete a related bachelor’s degree


  • Affordable, flexible college degree option close-to-home
  • Guaranteed admission to Lakeland University and start as a junior following Gateway Technical College graduation
  • Students are career-ready in two years following their Gateway Technical College program completion and are able to work in their field while continuing their education at Lakeland
  • Most Lakeland majors will accommodate working student schedules through online and evening programming
  • Scholarship opportunities offered to Gateway Technical College graduates
  • Support to help students launch and advance in their careers
  • Free Application
  • Support from Gateway Technical College and Lakeland University advisors
  • Individualized academic plans
  • Career Development to help launch and advance their careers


  • Currently five Gateway Technical College programs are part of this initiative. Career areas range from Business and Information Technology (IT) programs to Psychology and Criminal Justice related programs.
  • The Gateway Technical College programs align with 12 different Lakeland University majors.


  • Students apply for admission to an eligible Gateway Technical College program
  • Students meet with their Gateway Technical College program advisor to map out their coursework
  • Students can register through this online form
  • Students reach out to Lakeland advisor at
  • Students complete Lakeland admissions steps

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