The Gateway to College program at MWCC is accepting applications for the spring semester and has scheduled information sessions for prospective students. The program is for Massachusetts residents ages 16 to 21 who have left high school or at risk of leaving high school without a diploma. Home schooled students are also eligible to apply. Gateway to College is funded through school choice funds from the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District and is administered by Mount Wachusett Community College. The program covers the cost of college courses and textbooks, and the courses count toward high school and college credits. Applicants must attend a three-day information session to be considered for the program. The information sessions will take place on the following dates at MWCC’s Gardner campus: Dec. 11, 12 and 13; Dec. 18, 19 and 20; and Jan. 8, 9 and 10. To register for an upcoming information session, call 978-630-9248.