June 10, 2014


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, June 10, 2014 – Area residents between the ages of 16 and 21 who are interested in receiving a second chance to receive a high school diploma are invited to apply for the upcoming 2014 Gateway to College program student class at Owens Community College as the academic institution is now accepting applications for the Fall Semester.

Interested applicants can also receive additional details about the program by attending one of several a formal Gateway to College Program Informational Sessions taking place Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Owens Community College Downtown Toledo Learning Center at The Ohio Means Jobs Lucas County Bldg. (1301 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH). The Information Session will provide students and families with additional information about the program and the application process.

Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16 to 21 who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. The program enables them to complete their high school diploma requirements while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certificate.

Students must meet specific criteria for entrance into the program and will be dually enrolled at Toledo Public Schools and Owens Community College until they complete their high school diploma. The program is free to students and covers tuition, fees and books, as well as lunch and transportation to the College’s Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo.

Owens is one of over 40 community and technical colleges in 23 states across the country currently offering the Gateway to College program.

Prospective students must reside in the Toledo Public Schools district. Applications are available and must be returned to the College’s Gateway to College Office at the Owens Downtown campus by August 1. Fall classes at the Owens Downtown campus begin, Monday, August 25.

For more information about the Gateway to College program or the informational sessions, call (567) 661-2850 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2850, or e-mail at gateway@owens.edu.