High School Counselor Information
We are greatly appreciative of the support you offer to college-bound students and look forward to working with you throughout the application process. Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions you may have.
Admission Counselor Territories and Contact Information
Estimated Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid
- Tuition & Fees = $36,535 Full-Time (2014-2015)
- Room & Board = $9,580 (Standard Double Occupancy room & Sapphire meal plan)
Facts and Figures
Support Services for Students with Disabilities
Information for Undocumented Students
English: 4 years
Mathematics: 3-4 years (including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry)
History/Social Studies: 3 years
Science: 3-4 years (Natural/Physical Science with Laboratories)
Foreign Language: 2-3 years (same language; ASL accepted)
*The Office of Admission highly encourages applicants to enroll in at least 5 academic courses in the senior year.
Gonzaga has two academic programs that are considered “direct entry” programs, meaning that a student must declare the major on the application to be considered for that program.
NURSING: Gonzaga's Nursing Program accepts first-year applications only. Applicants must choose "Nursing" on their application to be considered. Admission to nursing is competitive and we recommend applying Early Action (Nov 15th deadline). The Admission Committee will review curriculum carefully and likes to see math and science in the senior year of high school. An understanding of the nursing profession is helpful.
Students are not permitted to change their major to nursing after enrolling at the University. The Nursing Program is a four-year program. If a student has received college credit or earned an AA degree through the Running Start program, credits will likely transfer, but the program remains an 8 – 9 semester degree program. Enrolling with college credits may provide students with the opportunity to add a minor or study abroad, but will not allow for early entry into nursing courses.
ENGINEERING: The School of Engineering and Applied Science has competitive, direct admission for engineering programs. This includes civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, engineering management as well as students who are undecided but desire a major in an engineering discipline. Please note that direct admission does not apply to the computer science program. The Admission Committee prefers students who are college calculus ready and have a strong high school science curriculum.
Academic Profile (averages for the incoming freshman class)
- GPA: 3.73 (unweighted)
- ACT: 27 (writing test not required)
- SAT: 1200 (CR + M, OLD SAT; super-score accepted)
Admission Interviews: Admission interviews are encouraged, but not required for admission. Students who have taken a strong college-prep curriculum, but who have an unweighted GPA at or below 3.2, ACT scores at or below 23, a "new SAT" combined score for Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math at or below 1150, or an "old SAT" combined score for Critical Reading and Math at or below 1070 are highly encouraged to schedule an interview with their Admission Counselor. Interviews can be done on a campus visit, via phone or video conference, or, if time allows, during an Admission Counselor's visit to cities/high schools.
The strength of an applicant's course curriculum is the most important factor in determining admissibility and eligibility for academic merit awards.
- AP: Exam scores of 4 or 5 are generally accepted for course credit
- IB: Higher Level scores of 5 or higher are generally accepted for course credit
Dual Enrollment and College Credits
Freshman Application Deadlines:
- Nov. 15: Early Action (non-binding)
- Feb. 1: Regular Decision
- Feb. 1: Priority Deadline for FAFSA
Transfer Application Deadlines:
- June 1: Fall semester
- Nov. 15: Spring semester
Admission decisions will be mailed directly to the student by posted deadlines. Decisions will not be available online or over the phone.
- Early Action notification: mailed by Jan. 15
- Regular Decision notification: mailed by April 1
- Transfer student notification: rolling
Financial Aid Process/Timeline:
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Our Priorty Deadline is February 1.
- Apply for additional Gonzaga scholarships by February 1 (except ROTC, which is due Nov 15).
- Comprehensive financial aid packages are mailed out 2-3 weeks after acceptance is recieved (if student has filed the FAFSA).
- Due to the Gonzaga Guarantee, Gonzaga funded scholarships and grants will not decrease if a student maintains satisfactory academic standing during continuous full-time, four-year undergraduate enrollment.
* All freshman applicants have until May 1 to confirm enrollment.
Helpful Links and School Codes:
- FAFSA 003778
- SAT 4330
- ACT 4458
Office of Admission
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0102
Julie McCulloh, Dean of Admission
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