Entering Freshmen

Gonzaga University takes a holistic approach to admission by carefully reviewing academic measures, student involvement, and character.

We're looking for motivated students who will benefit from the University's challenging academic programs and will positively contribute to our campus with extracurricular achievement, community involvement, and diverse personal interests.


Not an entering freshmen?
Transfer StudentsInternational Students

Fall Semester:
Early Action Program
(non-binding) - November 15th (postmarked)
Regular Decision - February 1st (postmarked)

Spring Semester:
November 15th (postmarked).

*Remember: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted by February 1, regardless of fall or spring admission.

How to apply:

  • Submit the Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission online.
  • Submit one Teacher Evaluation and one School Report through the Common Application. Forms/letters can be mailed to the Admission Office, if not submitted online.
  • Send a copy of your official transcripts to the Office of Admission. If you have completed any college courses (this includes all WA state participants of the Running Start Program), official college transcripts need to be sent as well.
  • Submit score reports from either the Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I), or the American College Test (ACT). Gonzaga's institution code for the SAT I is 4330, and the ACT code is 4458. *Gonzaga does not accept SAT II Subject tests.
  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.
    • Applicants can pay the fee through the Common Application, or may mail a check payable to Gonzaga University (see address below).
    • Applicants suffering financial hardship may have this fee waived by making a request through his or her counselor or principal under the "Guidelines for Fee Waivers" distributed by the College Board.
  • Before sending us your application, check to be sure you've completed all the necessary pieces. A finished application includes:
    • The Common Application for Undergraduate Admission including the Personal Essay and Activities List
    • SAT I or ACT test scores
    • Official high school (and college, if applicable) transcript
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor in an academic area
    • Common Application School Report

Send your application materials to:
Office of Admission
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0102


Gonzaga has two academic programs each with additional requirements. 

NURSING: Gonzaga's Nursing Program accepts first-year applications only.  Applicants interested in the Nursing Program must choose "Nursing" on their application to be considered.   Students not admitted into the Nursing Program through the application process will not be permitted to change their major to nursing.

ENGINEERING: Applicants interested in pursuing any of the majors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as a first-year student should be ready for College Calculus and (with the exception of computer science applicants) should have completed Physics in high school.  Students not meeting these criteria are encouraged to consider majors outside the School.