Frequently Used Acronyms & Explanations
AP - Advanced Placement
Sponsored by the College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college level courses and examinations for high school students. AP exams are given once each year during the middle week of May. For information about Gonzaga's credit granting policies, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.322.2584.
BARC - Boone Avenue Retail Center
The BARC, located on Hamilton Street and Desmet Avenue, houses GU's main student dining facility on campus, Marketplace. The Zag Shop also neighbors the BARC.
CG - College Hall (Formerly the Administration Building)
This is one of the main buildings on campus, which is still often referred to as "Ad" or "Admin" after the building’s former name. This building houses offices for faculty, administration and staff, as well as classrooms.
CH - Chardin
We've been asked several times about the "CG" abbreviation for College Hall. The assumption is that the abbv should be "CH," however this is already in use for one of our residence halls, Chardin. A complete listed of residential halls and buildings can be found on the Residence Life website.
FASFA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Students applying for financial aid must fill out this form to determine their need. If you need this form, contact Financial Aid at 800.793.1716 or visit their website by clicking here http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA is a federal law that prohibits a student's academic record from being shared with anyone other than the student. For the complete, legal description of FERPA, visit the Registrar's Office website.
GSBA - Gonzaga Student Body Association
GSBA is located in the Crosby Student Center (referred to as Crosby).
GUST - Gonzaga University Summer Term
Gonzaga University Summer Term is a six-week program for motivated incoming freshmen. Students take between eight and ten credits worth of college-level courses to get a head start on their college career. This helps to lighten a student's fall course schedule while providing the student an opportunity to meet professors, peers and staff in a fun summer atmosphere. GUST is coordinated by the Office of Academic Services. For information call 800.965.9223 or visit the website, www.gonzaga.edu/gust.
IB scores - International Baccalaureate scores
International Baccalaureate is a standardized and highly rigorous secondary school curriculum used worldwide. Gonzaga University will grant college credit for scores of 5 or higher earned on certain Higher Level IB exams. For more information about IB and credit granting policies at GU, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.322.2584.
ID# - Identification Number
An 8-digit number printed on your student ID card.
PIN - Personal Identification Number
Students use their PIN to log onto zagweb for course registration, to check grades, financial aid, etc.
RA - Resident Assistant
RA's live in the residence halls and apartments on campus and are there to assist students throughout the semester.
RD - Resident Director
RD's live in the residence halls and apartments on campus. RD's oversee the RA staff and each are in charge of several on-campus living facilities (residence halls, apartments, etc.). They also assist students throughout the semester.
502 E. Boone, AD Box 27
Spokane, WA 99258-0027
Phone: (509) 313-4072
Toll-free: (800) 965-9223
Fax: (509) 313-4062
Location: College Hall, Room 104
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - Noon;
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