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What is Gateway?
Gateway to College Learning, often referred to as "Gateway" on campus, is a letter-graded, two-credit-hour course designed to equip new students to thrive at OU. Each Gateway class is capped at 19-21 students and taught by an instructor who is deeply invested in student success. In addition, one Peer Teaching Assistant (PTA) serves in each Gateway class. The instructors and PTAs are specifically trained to understand the transition issues of first-year students and the Gateway curriculum is built to address these common issues.
Gateway classes become close communities. Students rely on their Gateway instructors to provide guidance and recommendations for scholarships, study abroad opportunities, employment, and graduate school years after their Gateway course has concluded. Their PTAs continue to serve as mentors throughout their college experience and beyond and their classmates become close friends.
Gateway is an active and engaged learning environment. This dynamic course has a proven impact on student success at OU. Make the most of your investment at OU by enrolling in Gateway today!