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Gateway to NKU - two degrees, one path

Welcome to the Gateway2NKU Transfer Site

Gateway2NKU is a dual-admissions partnership between Gateway Community & Technical College and Northern Kentucky University. This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree planning to transfer from Gateway Community and Technical College to Northern Kentucky University.  The information provided on this website does not take the place of an advisor or counselor on your campus.

Pathways to Degree Completion

The pathway guides are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to NKU to complete their baccalaureate degree. The pathway guides also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements.

Gateway2NKU Pathway Guides

Gateway2NKU Program Benefits and Requirements


  • Assigned academic advisors at both NKU and Gateway
  • Access to NKU events and facilities (e.g., sporting events, Rec Center)
  • Up to four NKU classes at the Gateway tuition rate
  • Transfer Coordinator to assist in transitioning
  • Access to NKU resources (e.g., Library, Tutoring)
  • Students can apply to live in NKU residence halls (subject to availability, additional fees apply)
  • Students can park on NKU's campus at a reduced rate


  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at GCTC
  • Enrolled in an Associate degree program
  • Plan to transfer to NKU 
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at GCTC 
  • Must have at least 15 earned and in-progress credit hours to be eligible to take your first course at NKU through the Gateway2NKU program

Additional Opportunities

Within the Gateway2NKU partnership, NKU has partnered with Gateway to offer a unique program to help support students in their transition and to help ease the cost of completing a four-year degree. Click below to read an overview and eligibility information about the program.


The Gateway2NKU Program has a simple application. Please read the instructions on applying first. If you are not yet enrolled at GCTC, apply for admission to GCTC and enroll in an Associate degree plan.

Once you are admitted to Gateway, just fill out the Gateway2NKU application. Note: You will need to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program.

Ready to Transfer?

When the time comes for you to transfer to NKU from Gateway, there are a few steps that need to be completed. Please use this checklist to ensure all steps are completed in order to facilitate a smooth transfer.

  • Complete the online application to NKU. (The application fee will be waived.)
  • Make sure NKU is on your FAFSA if you receive Financial Aid. The NKU school code is 009275. Do this as early as possible!

Once admitted, the following items should be taken care of, if applicable:



Work together with your advisor or counselor to establish an appropriate pathway for transfer.

Questions? Contact the Adult and Transfer Center at or 859-572-5898.