Dual Enrollment

Welcome! We're excited to have you as a GateWay Gecko student

Getting an early start on your college education can definitely pay off later on, and we’re here to help you get that early start. In fact, studies show that students experience greater academic success in college when they complete dual enrollment courses in high school.

When you take dual enrollment classes, you’ll be earning high school and college credits at the same time. Plus, you’ll gain the experience of being a college student. GWCC partners with Valley high schools to offer dual enrollment credit for academic and occupational classes. The courses are taught on high school campuses by college-approved high school teachers and can be counted toward high school graduation requirements. 

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Steps to Enroll

As a first-time student, the process will include applying for admission to a Maricopa Community College, setting up Duo two-factor authentication, determining placement or college readiness, completing the Next Steps Form, and paying tuition and fees.

If you have taken a college class before, you are already in the system. You also have an established MEID and can skip to Step 3. If you attended another Maricopa Community College, log in to the Admissions application to add GateWay Community College to your existing student account.

Before you begin, make sure you gather the following documents:

  • Acceptable forms of identification (example: AZ driver's license or state identification or high school ID with birth certificate)
  • Review the school class list and class prerequisites and take note of the following:
    • Term, Course, Class #, Class Hour, Instructor, Credits (example: Fall 2022, ENG 101, 12345, 1st hour, Jones, 3)
    • Documentation or assessment may be required for college course placement (example: High school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, EdReady placement test).
  • Parent or legal guardian contact information and consent to enroll.

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First Time Dual Enrollment Students


Apply Now (Admission Guide - PDF)

  1. Create student account or verify current information
  2. Select GateWay Community College
  3. When you finish your application, you will receive:
    1. MEID and password (example: ABC1234567)
    2. Student ID number (example: 33333333)
    3. Maricopa email (example: ABC1234567@maricopa.edu)

Set up Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo is Maricopa Community Colleges’ two-factor authentication service, providing an extra layer of security to protect against hackers, cyber threats, and any unauthorized access to sensitive data.

  1. Download the Duo Mobile app from Apple or Google Play store.
  2. Follow the Duo Mobile set-up instructions. Your student email account (MEID@maricopa.edu) is required.
  3. Add your phone number.
  4. Choose your device:
    • iPhone or Android Smartphone (more secure and recommended option)
    • iPad or Tablet (next best option)
    • Traditional cell phone
    • Landline
  5. Log in to a Maricopa Community Colleges system.
  6. Start using Duo two-factor authentication when prompted through your device choice.

According to Arizona State Law (ARS §§15-1805.01), students under the age of 18 must provide proof of college readiness to take a college level course.  Depending upon the student’s grade level, the documentation provided for college readiness may also be used for placement into the desired course(s).

  • Juniors and Seniors
    • Unofficial high school transcript—the unweighted GPA must be a 2.6 or higher
    • Other placement assessments may be needed for courses with prerequisites.
  • Sophomores and Freshmen
    • For courses with no prerequisites, the Edready Reading placement assessment test may be required to prove college readiness.
    • For courses with prerequisites, refer to the course list offerings for the appropriate placement assessment tests required.


Enrollment Deadline: February 2, 2024

After completing the Dual Application, you will then have the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance.

Step 1: Submit Your Photo ID

  • Select GateWay Community College as your primary college
  • Select Spring 2024 for the enrollment term
  • Upload acceptable forms of identification
    - Click here to see a complete list of acceptable IDs for identification authentication, as well as lawful presence and testing.

Step 2: College Readiness and Course Placement

  • Select current high school grade level
  • Enter high school graduation date
    - Senior: 05/24/2024
    - Junior: 05/23/2025
    - Sophomore: 05/22/2026
    - Freshman: 05/21/2027
  • Upload college readiness or placement documentation

Step 3: Student Consent Form

  • FERPA Consent - release of information
  • Registration Consent - consent to the parent/guardian to be named to initiate enrollment actions on your behalf.
  • Create a PIN - Share this PIN with your parent/guardian to allow release of information from your educational records

Step 4: Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form

  • Permission from parent/legal guardian for their student to enroll in course(s), enter Parent/Legal Guardian Information

Step 5: Course Pre-Approval Form

  • Include all course(s) in which you intend to register
  • I need to request courses at a second Maricopa College?
    - If you intend to take a dual ocurse at another Maricopa College, please select "Yes".
    - If you are ONLY taking courses at GateWay, please select "No"

Please allow 7-10 business days (Monday-Friday) for your Dual Enrollment Next Steps Form to be processed. Updates will NOT be sent to your personal email address. Please sign in to your Maricopa Student Email for updates.

Payment Deadline: February 14, 2024.

Payment is made through GateWay Community Colleges: You must wait UNTIL your class appears on your Student Center page at maricopa.edu/students to make payment.

The following options are available to help you find the method of payment that works best for you:

  • Online
    • Go to your Student Center at My.maricopa.edu, under Finances click on “my payment options/manage my payment plan” to make your payment in full using a debit/credit card or e-check or to set up a payment plan.
  • By Phone
    • Call (602) 286-8277 to make your payment in full using a debit/credit card.
  • In Person
    • Visit Gateway Community College - Washington Campus at 108 N 40th St. Phoenix, Arizona 85034 Enrollment Service front counter in the IE building to make your payment in full, using cash, credit or check. A picture ID may be required for payment transactions.
  • Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.
    - Apply for the Maricopa Grant and AZDETAP

Dual Enrollment Course List

Interested in becoming a Dual Enrollment teacher?

High school teachers interested in offering dual enrollment must complete one of the following applications:

Phoenix Union

All Other Districts

Program Contact Information

Dual Office Location

GateWay Community College - Washington Campus
Main Building, Room MA1372
108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Phone: (602) 286-8195
Email: dual@gatewaycc.edu

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semester

Tuesday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 pm.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Summer Semester

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday – Sunday: Closed