How to Apply

**Application deadline for all programs: May 3, 2017**

All GATE program applications are completed online - Please follow the step-by-step instructions below to assist with your application process. There are no longer paper or PDF applications.

(Please note that the application process for Dual Enrollment is different from all other GATE programs. Please reference the Dual Enrollment page for instructions.)

GATE Programs Online Application Process

  1. Start by going to www.gateway.gifted.msu.edu.
  2. FOR RETURNING APPLICANTS:

    1. Login, using the email and password you used for your previous application.
    2. Update your Student Profile:
      1. Once you are logged in, click on the word "Update" in the "Current Student Profiles" table.
      2. On the Student Personal Information page, update your grade level and make sure T-shirt size is correct. Click “Save and Continue”.
      3. On the Contact Information page, review all info to make sure it is current and accurate, and make updates as needed. Click “Save and Continue”.
      4. On the School Information page, make sure your current school's information is entered. Click “Save and Continue”.
      5. On the Scores page, add your recent test scores. Click “Save and Continue”.
      6. On the Previous GATE Participants page, indicate which program you have previously participated in. Click “Save and Continue”.
      7. Now you are done updating your Student Profile.
      8. To apply for a program, click "Profiles List" in the menu bar, then click "View Applications". Then click "Select a Program to Create an Application" and choose a program from the drop-down menu.
  3. FOR NEW APPLICANTS:

    1. GATE account registration: Before starting your program application you must first register your account. Click “Register.”
      1. Enter your personal information and create a password.
        1. Please note that Date of Birth will be used as verification if you should ever forget your login password.
      2. Selecting “I am a parent or legal guardian of the student” means that you have entered your personal information above, and you will use your e-mail address to login and apply for your student.
      3. Selecting “I am a student” means that the student’s personal information is entered above, and the student’s e-mail will be used to login and apply.
  4. Login
    1. Now that you’ve created your GATE profile, you can login and start the application process.
    2. Select the login option and enter the e-mail and password (case sensitive) you selected while creating your GATE profile.
  5. Create a Student Profile 
    1. Click the “Create a Student Profile” link to complete general information about your student.
    2. Click “Save and Continue” to move on to the next step.
  6. Contact Information
    1. The contact information page asks for your address, phone number, and e-mail so that once we’ve finished reviewing your application we can contact you regarding your acceptance status.
    2. Enter your information into the required fields.
    3. Click “Save and Continue” to move on.
  7. School Information
    1. Enter your current school’s information into the required fields.
    2. Click “Save and Continue” to move on.
  8. Test Score Information:
    1. To participate in any GATE program, students must have taken either the ACT or SAT standardized test.
    2. If you have completed a test already, enter your scores and test date into the appropriate box. If you have not yet tested, but have a test date scheduled, please indicate your future test date so that we know when to expect your test results.  (Note: When you receive your test scores at a later date, you can Login to the application system, click “Update” next to your Student Profile, and enter the test scores by clicking “Save and Continue” until you get to the “Scores” page, then click “Save and Continue” one more time to Save your test scores.)
    3. Click “Save and Continue” to move on.
  9. Statement of Consent:
    1. First select how you heard about GATE and the program you’re applying for.
    2. Then read the statements of consent below and check the box located at the bottom saying “I have read and approved the pertaining statement above.”
    3. Select “Submit Student Profile” to move on. You can always edit your Student Profile information at a later time by clicking "Update" after logging in.
  10. Choose a Program to Apply For
    1. Now that you’ve completed the "Student Profile” portion of the application process, you need to select the specific GATE program you want to apply for.
    2. Click the “apply” link OR click "Profiles List" in the menu bar, then click "View Applications". 
    3. Then click "Select a Program to Create an Application" and choose a program from the drop-down menu.
  11. Reference the Program's Checklist
    1. After you’ve selected the program you want to apply for, please reference the specific Checklist for that program that will guide you through the application process.
    2. Choose a Summer Program checklist OR view the Academic Year programs checklist, which is combined for CHAMP, ISHALL, and LEAF.
    3. Checklists are also accessible via the “Applying” drop-down menu at the top of this website.

**Application deadline for all 2017-2018 GATE programs is May 3, 2017.**