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EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships. College degrees unlock rich and rewarding lives; at EIU we know that ability is not always reflected by the numbers. Our Gateway Admission Program looks behind the G.P.A. and ACT scores to discover the true potential of a student.

Our focus in the Gateway Admissions Program is to provide students with a personalized academic plan and individualized attention during their first year at Eastern. We truly believe students who may not have the standard academic credentials can find a pathway to success. Our team of Academic Advisors and Success Coaches is dedicated to helping students activate a plan leading to graduation.

Download the Gateway Reference Form.