DMACC Gateway to College (G2C)

​Providing a Second Chance to Students At Risk of Dropping Out

MISSION STATEMENT: Gateway to College empowers youth who have dropped out of high school or are not on track to graduate to earn a diploma and dual credit in a supportive college environment.

How It Works

G2C classes are conducted at DMACC campuses. Students have full access to college courses, facilities and support services. DMACC is a member of the Gateway to College National Network.

G2C partners with local schools to provide education and support services. The students receive their high school diploma from local 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.


Important Information

Are you in high school now and behind on credits?

Contact the Re-engagement counselor at your high school to find out if you are eligible for Gateway to College.

For more information, contact a DMACC Resource Specialist

Miranda Pettus, Resource Specialist
DMACC Southridge Center
Ankeny, Knoxville, Carlisle Students

Corenne Hicks, Resource Specialist
DMACC Ames/Hunziker Center
Ames and Ballard Students

Charlet Daft, Evening Resource Specialist
DMACC Newton Campus
Newton and Lynnville Sully Students  

Ruth Kunkle, Resource Specialist
DMACC Newton Campus
Newton and Lynnville Sully Students

Call to schedule a one-on-one meeting. Please call your re-engagement counselor and bring a copy of your transcript with you.


DMACC Ames/Hunziker Center
1420 S. Bell Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

DMACC Newton Campus
600 N. 2nd Ave. West
Newton, Iowa 50208

DMACC Southridge: Center for Career and Professional Development
1111 E. Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315

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