Dual Enrollment

Gonzaga University offers a program of “Dual Enrollment” for area students who wish to take a college course for credit while still enrolled in high school.  The Dual Enrollment program at Gonzaga is intentionally limited in scope as preference of course space is given to current Gonzaga undergraduates. 

High school students wishing to take a course at Gonzaga University must submit an application for Dual Enrollment.  High school students and their parents are reminded that this begins a student’s college record.  Colleges to which a Dual Enrollment student will apply for undergraduate work will request the student provide an official transcript from Gonzaga University.  For this reason, it is important that each Dual Enrollment student understands the academic commitment he or she is making. 


  1. Students must submit an official high school transcript and must have a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or higher.
  2. A letter of permission from a high school counselor or administrator indicating how the student will be able to handle the increased academic load.
  3. Submit a dual enrollment application to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  4. Students must be in their junior or senior year of high school.


Fall Semester -- August 15
Spring Semester -- December 15
Summer Term -- April 15


1. FALL and SPRING Terms: 

A.   Dual Enrollment students in a high school with access to Washington State’s Running Start program may enroll in one or two available* courses** per fall or spring terms in the following departments only:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Modern or Classical Languages

B.   Dual Enrollment students enrolled in a high school without access to Washington State’s Running Start program may enroll in up to two available and appropriate*** courses from any department during fall and/or spring terms.

C.   Dual Enrollment students pay a reduced tuition rate of $415.00 per course, as well as a $15.00 administrative fee each term.  This per course rate is subject to change, based on annual review of all tuition charges and/or subsequent faculty compensation structure changes.

2.       SUMMER Terms:

A.   A different Dual Enrollment tuition rate will be in effect during summer sessions.

1.   Dual enrollment students pay a per credit (rather than a per course) rate during the Summer session, as well as a $15.00 administrative fee each session (summer I, II, or full term). The rate for Summer 2016 will be determined at the end of 2015.

2.   This per credit rate is subject to change, based on annual review of all tuition charges and/or subsequent faculty compensation structure changes.

B.   Dual Enrollment students (regardless of high school access to Running Start) may enroll in up to six credits of appropriate and available courses per summer session, and pay the reduced tuition rate and related fees.


1.   Accepted students may continue in the Dual Enrollment Program until graduation from high school.  Students may register for desired course/courses each semester, but apply for admission to Dual Enrollment only once.

2.   Newly accepted and returning Dual Enrollment students may only register at a designated time each semester as advertised by the start date of non-matriculated student registration each semester in the Student/Advisor Action Guide.  The Action Guide can be found on the Office of the Registrar web site at www.gonzaga.edu/registrar.

3.   The Office of the Registrar will send registration information prior to the start of each term.  Registration will take place via email.

4.   All Dual Enrollment registrations must take place through the Office of the Registrar.  Dual Enrollment students may not approach individual professors or other University personnel to attempt to use the “Add/Drop” or “Course Authorization” processes to gain entrance to any course.

5.   Dual Enrollment students have the library and activity privileges of part time students.

6.   Students are assigned to the Associate Registrar/Director of Operations for academic advising for the Dual Enrollment Program. The Office of the Registar is responsible for registering Dual Enrollment students and will contact students after admission to the program.

7.   Dual Enrollment students may apply for regular admission to Gonzaga University.  Gonzaga University utilizes the Common Application (www.commonapp.org) and has two application deadlines.  November 15 is the deadline for our non-binding Early Action program.  Students in this pool will receive admission decisions by January 15.  The Regular Decision deadline requires an application submission by February 1.  Students in this pool will receive admission decisions by April 1.  Completed applications include an updated high school transcript, ACT or SAT test scores, teacher recommendation, School Report, essay, and a list of activities/awards.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted no later than February 1st if consideration for need-based financial aid is desired.

Inquiries about admission to the Dual Enrollment Program may be directed to the Office of Admission at 509-313-6572.


*Available is defined as a course that has space for an additional student that does not require any special permission, course authorization or override, as of one week prior to the beginning of the term.

**A course is defined as a class identified with its own CRN (Course Registration Number); (e.g., BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L, although required to be taken together, each have a separate CRN and therefore constitute two (2) classes).

***Appropriate courses are those without prerequisites according to the most recent University Catalogue, or those for which the student has fulfilled prerequisite requirements, as determined by the Dual Enrollment academic advisor in the Office of the Registrar.