College Now: Start Building Your Future Today

You (or your student) might still be years away from high school graduation, but questions about the future are on your mind today. We can show you how to get the most out of high school as you’re planning for college or a career — without going into debt! The College Now program is a dual-enrollment opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take tuition-free college classes from Gaston College in a schedule and format that works for them.

Are you thinking about a four-year college degree after high school? Or maybe a specialized two-year degree that gets you in the workforce faster? Our area in North Carolina has impressive colleges and a thriving technical and industrial job market. No matter what path you’re thinking about, the College Now program is a great way to get ahead in high school while saving lots of time and money.

Classes for Many Different Careers and Majors

Start and own a business. Save homes and lives as a fireman. Innovate new solutions in the IT sector. Make a difference in the health care field and take your first steps toward becoming a nurse. Start your degree at Gaston and transfer to a four-year school, or even finish a two-year associate degree by the time you graduate from high school and jump into a great-paying career you’ll love. It’s all possible through the College Now program at Gaston College.

Maybe you have a lot of questions about your plans and opportunities, but don’t let that stop you from taking some steps forward today! We have many resources available for you to explore so you can start building your plans for a career and college right now.

College Now Resources for You

Follow these links to check out resource pages we’ve developed just for students, parents, and high school counselors. You’ll find lots of information about the College Now program, such as how much money you can save, enrollment requirements, FAQs, and much more.

Upcoming Visit Opportunities:


First Tuesday of every month |  5 p.m.

Learn more about the College Now program at Gaston College and how you or your student can earn college credits while still in high school.


Take This With You

While you’re here, why don’t you let us send you a copy of the College Now Guide? It includes even more details about the program with an overview of the courses we offer, scholarship information, details about the pathways in the program, and some of the information you’ll read about on this website. Fill out the form, and you will be able to download a copy so you’ll have that for later as you’re thinking about your options.


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