Associate Degrees and Transfer

Are you looking to save money while earning college credit that will apply to a bachelor's degree? The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are designed for transfer to bachelor's degree programs at four-year colleges and universities. These degrees has substantial general education components and are designed to accommodate transfer. Gateway is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SACS accreditation means Gateway meets standards of excellence widely accepted by colleges and universities across the nation.

Career Path

Students with defined professional/career goals requiring a bachelor's degree may begin their education at a community college, then transfer to any public university in the state -- with the guarantee that all credits taken in compliance with a framework will transfer toward their program.

Program Home Campus

Boone, Covington and Edgewood; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Associate degree: Two years

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Transfer Resources

For more information about how to transfer from Gateway to a four-year university or about how to transfer to Gateway from another college, contact the Gateway Transfer Center at 859-815-7681 or