Dec. 1 is the First-Year Application Deadline

Fall colors on Gonzaga's Campus.

November 23, 2022
Stephen Keller

To all students who have applied or are in the process of applying to Gonzaga, I would like to take a moment to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for you. Yes, you – the person who is reading this letter right now. You have infinite worth simply because of who you are. Nothing you do or don’t do will change the fact that you are important. Perhaps I will say it one more time: You are important. Please choose to give yourself a special gift this Holiday Season and choose to let yourself acknowledge that you are important, that you have value, and that you have immeasurable worth. Sometimes it’s easy to get so caught up in self-improvement and in preparing for the future that it’s easy to miss how impressive you are right now, and you are impressive.

I am fortunate to see how impressive you are as I read applications for admission to Gonzaga University. Gonzaga’s Office of Admission has the privilege of reading tens of thousands of applications each year. We take care with each application, taking time to review your classes, grades and grade trends, writing, activities, involvement, character, and optional test scores. We see your triumphs, stand with you in your challenges, and cheer you on as you try your best. You are impressive, and we are so grateful for you. We can’t wait to read your application and learn more about you and your accomplishments.

We’re only one week away from the December 1 first-year application deadline for Gonzaga University. For those who have not yet applied, you can apply to Gonzaga using the Common Application. The information you include on your application and submit in the form of transcripts, letters of recommendation, and optional test scores, will be used to determine both admission and scholarship consideration for most of Gonzaga’s incoming student scholarships. All applicants will receive decisions by late February.

As you look to the future, please remember that you are valued by Gonzaga University and the Office of Undergraduate Admission, right now. Have a very happy Thanksgiving, a solid conclusion to your fall school term, and a meaningful Holiday Season. Please contact any of us in the Office of Admission if you have any questions or concerns – we’re always around to lend a hand!

Happy Thanksgiving, and good luck as you submit your application to Gonzaga University!

Stephen P. Keller, Ed.D.

Senior Director of Undergraduate Admission

Gonzaga University


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