We are excited that you are choosing GateWay Community College to pursue your education and training. Below, you will find valuable information about becoming a GateWay Gecko for GateWay's associate degree and certificate of completion programs. 


Gecko Gear Up 


Due to COVID-19, GateWay will facilitate online Gecko Gear Up sessions through Google Hangouts or WebEx to accommodate all onboarding and enrollment sessions until further notice.
Please use your Maricopa email ( to login to your Geck Gear Up session. Expect to find all college-related information and confirmations in your Maricopa student email account. 
Emails and text messaging with a link will be sent out to all students to confirm times and dates. Please continue to register here.

Participating in Gecko Gear Up (GGU) is one of the first steps to becoming an official GateWay Gecko. Gecko Gear Up places you on the path to navigating college successfully. 

Watch the Maricopa Pipeline Overview video and take the Pipeline AZ assessment to explore your interests and start developing your educational and career pathway.

After you have completed your application and placement tests, you are ready for Gecko Gear Up. At Gecko Gear Up, you will learn about tools designed to help you discover your academic and career path, practice navigating the Student Center, receive advising, and even enroll in classes. You will also learn about future Financial Aid workshops, payment plan options and other tips.

To summarize, Gecko Gear Up allows you to:

  • Review helpful resources for choosing a plan of study and a career
  • Receive an introduction to the fundamentals of financial aid and how to pay for college
  • Participate in group academic advisement
  • Learn how to navigate your Student Center to enroll in classes and New Student Orientation
  • You will also learn about our Fields of Interest

Register for Gecko Gear Up Sessions

At this time, all Gecko Gear Up Sessions are held virtually.
You may register for a Gecko Gear Up (GGU) session by clicking on the sessions listed below or at GGU Registration.

General student photo

GENERAL: Applied Tech/Business/CIT/STEM/Transfer/Undecided

Summer/Fall 2021 Sessions

Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20, 11 a.m.

Student Photo


Summer/Fall 2021 Sessions

Tuesday, July 13, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 21, 5:30 p.m.


See the Orientation webpage here: