The Gateway Program

There will be no Gateway Testing for 2023. Please contact Natalie Atkin at for questions about alternative admissions.

Who is eligible for the Gateway Program?

The Gateway Program is for high school graduates who are identified as able to succeed at university despite having been disappointed by their final high school results.

Admission to the Gateway Program involves 3 simple steps:

  1. The University of Windsor will contact eligible students after the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre releases final high school results. Eligible students will be invited to apply for assessment for the Gateway Program that requires enrolment in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 
  2. If you meet the Gateway standard for admission you will be offered admission on a full-time basis to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  3.  Gateway registration opens TBA. Registration for the 2022 Gateway assessment is now closed.

What are the benefits of studying in the Gateway Program?

The Gateway program offers you specialized support through a foundation course, one-on-one course advising, guidance about study goals and access to campus resources. In your first semester at university, you must enrol in Understanding the Contemporary World (course code GART 1200) and Effective Writing I (course code GART 1500). You may choose to enrol in two other courses in your first semester. During your second semester, you must enrol in Effective Writing II (course code GART 1510). 

In November and March of your first year of study you will meet with the Gateway Coordinator who will consult with you about your progress and what courses will be most useful to you. These consultations are very important to your success in first year.




Updated: January 18, 2023