Gateway to Success

Realize your full potential and learn how to get the most out of your college experience with Gateway to Success. This program is designed to guide selected students to a level of ownership for their intellectual, academic, personal, and social development. With support from program staff and peer mentors, Gateway students are encouraged to become more self-directed and self-aware in pursuing and completing their degree and career goals.


Mission and Philosophy

Our mission to elevate student achievement is accomplished through Chickering's Seven Vectors of Student Development.


Frequently Asked Questions

Quickly find answers to the questions frequently asked about Gateway to Success, Summer Bridge, courses, expenses, and more.



Students applying to Arcadia University as first-year students may be invited to apply to the Gateway to Success program.

In Their Words

Attending the summer program enabled me to take classes, to begin managing my time correctly, and to experience campus living before my first year. The best part has been the opportunity to form long-lasting relationships with the faculty and staff and to get to know them on a personal level. Gateway has provided me the ability to grow as an individual and as a student as I develop my future career goals.

- Chelsea Colon ’16, Biology

Succeed With Gateway Support and Resources

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Casey Sames
Enrollment Management Counselor
1-877-272-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

How to Apply

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Angela McNeil
Acting Director, Act 101

Cristina Cintrón-Marsh
Academic Adviser/Gateway Program Coordinator

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