Gateway to College at El Paso Community 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 El Paso Community College.



El Paso, TX


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Director Contact:

Cynthia Aguilar

cagui128 AT

(915) 831-4701


General Inquiries:

Vanessa De La Pena

vdelape3 AT

(915) 831-4700

Student Voices

“I think the Gateway to College program is a very well developed and structured program. This program saved my education, and I think every teen across the country should have this opportunity. I would love to see this in every state!"

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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