Frequently Asked Questions


What are the Gateway hours of operation?

The Newark Gateway campus location is open 

  • Mondays 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (EST)

The extended campus Gateway locations are open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended campus Gateway offices are closed from noon – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

When do I connect with an Admissions Representative?

Admissions Representatives can assist future students and returning students with college and career pathway planning, help students work through their enrollment steps, and connect students with campus resources.

When do I connect with an Academic Advisor?

New students will work with an Academic Advisor after they complete orientation to get registered for classes.

Current students and returning students are assigned and work with an Academic Advisor to map academic and career goals, register for classes, and help students stay on track to graduate.

Academic Advising staff can refer students to support services both on and off campus. 

When do I connect with the Records Office?

Students should connect with Records for assistance with the following:

  • Requesting a COTC transcript
  • Submitting an official transcript to become enrolled as a student at COTC
  • Providing proof of residency

Who do I connect with if I want information about College Credit Plus (CCP)?

The Admissions team can work with students, parents/guardians, and school contacts for information about College Credit Plus. 

How do I schedule an appointment with Gateway staff in Admissions or Advising?


You can schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling any Gateway location, emailing, or you can schedule your own virtual appointment.


You can schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling any Gateway location or emailing