1. AFSCME’s free college benefit is the reason I will be a first-generation college graduate this year!

    AFSCME's free college benefit is the reason I will be a first-generation college graduate this year! I wasn't sure I was "college material" but with even the books paid for, I was encouraged to try, and since Eastern Gateway is a fully online college, I was able to work classes around my schedule. My success in getting this business management degree has also inspired me to continue pursuing educa…Read More

    Esther Rohm
  2. I was skeptical about going to college at first because of my age!

    I was skeptical about going to college at first because of my age, but I thought I would go ahead and try. What I love most about the program is that it's online and I can do my school work from anywhere! The online classes also give me an opportunity to continue to be a wife and mother and go on with my day to day routine without having to sit in a classroom. I am pursuing a Degree in Business Ma…Read More

    Kim Martin
  3. What a great program!

    I found out about the Free College program in the Fall of 2017.  At that time, my son was in the middle of his Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree at UMUC and lucky for us, had not taken any of his general education classes.  We were able to enroll him in the program and take advantage of 22 transferable credits, which saved us $11,308.00 If we had known about this sooner, we could have saved…Read More

    Terri Crutchfield
  4. I discovered it wasn’t too scary, it wasn’t too hard and I’m not too old to learn

    My first semester went great! I have a 4.0 GPA so far. I discovered it wasn’t too scary, it wasn’t too hard and I’m not too old to learn. I’m taking 4 more classes this semester and so far, it’s going well. I’m hoping to take a class or two over the summer and hit the books again in the fall. Thanks for checking in. I’m enjoying my new adventure!…Read More

    Melissa Buie
  5. The most diligent and helpful advisor to my wife and I throughout the enrollment process!

    I would like to take a moment to commend Veronica Jackson for being the most diligent and helpful advisor to my wife and I throughout the enrollment process. We faced quite a few hiccups while trying to register my wife for the upcoming Fall semester. She just migrated to the United States last year and as a result, some of the required documents were uniquely different from that of the standard a…Read More

    Clayton J. McIntyre
  6. E.G.C.C. degree programs are in fact FREE.

    I graduated in May 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with Police Academy Option.  Approximately 35-40 members or family members of the Fraternal Order of Police were in this first graduating class from Eastern Gateway Community College.  I have had the distinct pleasure and privilege of speaking at our Ohio State conference and at our National Conference about this un…Read More

    Darrell Ball
  7. I can only take one class at a time since I work full time

    Unfortunately, I can only take one class at a time since I work full time, but I’m on class 7 or 8 right now. So my 2-year program will likely go for 3+ years. I never really liked school and struggled a lot. I still have a hard time, but it’s a great feeling of accomplishment when I finish a class. And quite a shock to receive A’s and B’s! AA in Business Administration. I have an awesome …Read More

    Dawn Duval