Laney College

Gateway to College will be Closed for Veterans Day Monday, November 11th,2019

 School Resumes Tuesday, November 12th.

 For Thanksgiving Day : November 28 -November 29,2019


Our Mission

Gateway to College @ Laney empowers youth who have dropped out of high school to earn a diploma and college credit in a supportive environment.


The program promotes student success and readiness by grouping students into learning communities for their first term, offering intensive literacy development, maintaining rigorous academic standards, and providing individualized support. After successfully completing the initial Foundation term, students will transition to taking classes with the general student population. Students will focus their studies in a “pathway” or major that is aligned with high school completion requirements and college degree or certificate requirements.  To keep students on the right track to success, one-on-one support is provided by dedicated GTC counselors. All GTC classes are college classes, and the program is fully integrated with Laney College.

Gateway to College Program Eligibility/Requirements

  • Gateway to College is targeted to students 16 to 20 years old who have dropped out of high school
  • Students must live within the Oakland Unified School District to be eligible
  • Students must have an eighth grade reading level in order to qualify for Gateway to College
  • Students must be behind in high school credits for age or grade level

For more information on Gateway to College, please contact:

(510) 986-6941