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Gateway to College at Laney College


Gateway to College serves students between the ages of 16 and 21 who have left high school, or are struggling to finish school. Gateway to College allows students to earn their high school diploma while receiving credits toward a post-secondary credential. To learn more about applying, visit the Gateway to College page at Laney College.


Oakland, CA


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Director Contact:

Shawn Taylor

shawntaylor AT

(510) 464-3592


General Inquiries:

gateway AT


Student Voices

“In high school I lacked not only the desire to learn, but also the motivation to try. In high school there is no room to grow as person. I now have the desire to learn and the motivation to get it done."

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Student Profiles: Metropolitan Community College

Gateway to College at Metropolitan Community College is made up of students from all backgrounds. Most of our students face serious struggles, but many of them rise above and find success. Read More.


In Her Words: Kayla's Story

Each individual is very different from one another. This makes experiences and obstacles different for each student. Academics was never the problem for me. While English was my toughest... Read More.


Identical Story, Different Dreams: Ashley and Alisha's Story

Ashley and Alisha, identical twins from North County, were just 16 when they dropped out of high school. They had lost their mother to breast cancer, and all hope... Read More.

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