COVID-19 Admission FAQ

Due to exam dates being canceled, Gonzaga will not require the SAT or ACT for fall 2021 applicants. 

 

No. You will not be disadvantaged, as we have waived the SAT or ACT requirement for fall 2021 applicants. We will continue with holistic application review, taking into consideration grades, curriculum, activities and involvement, writing, and character.

 

Gonzaga reviews applications holistically, which means we look at several factors when considering admission.  We will take into account the unique context of spring 2020, and will not hold schedule changes against an applicant.

 

If a school changes the grading scale to Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit, it will not affect a student’s admission to Gonzaga University. 

 

Gonzaga does not convert “Pass” grades or include it in a cumulative grade point average.

 

International students are required to submit English proficiency exam scores that meet Gonzaga’s admission requirement.  However, in recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic’s global impact, Gonzaga will accept the Duolingo English Test for summer and fall 2021 applicants. See the International Freshman Application Checklist here.

 

For updated visit information, please review our Campus Visit Information page. We also offer virtual options. Take a Gonzaga Virtual Tour, schedule a virtual information session, or schedule a meeting with an Admission Counselor.

 

Transfer Students - 2020

If your college cannot send your official transcript through online sources or post, please contact Audrey Minton, Senior Admission Counselor in Gonzaga’s Office of Admission, and she can work with you.

 

Gonzaga is able to provide admission decisions in a timely fashion once an application is complete.

 

Financial Aid

We recognize this difficult time will have a serious impact on the income for many.  Gonzaga’s Financial Aid Office is available to help.  Please complete the Special Conditions Appeal form and send it to Financial Aid at finaid@gonzaga.edu.  You can learn more about the Special Conditions Appeal process here.

 
 

First-Year Students - 2020

Gonzaga will resume campus operations, including course instruction, co-curricular activities, on-campus housing, dining, and the full array of student services, for Fall Semester 2020. Learn more at http://www.gonzaga.edu/ZagOn

 

During this unique year, the transition to Gonzaga is more challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic woven into our context. We expect our students and their families to have questions on all sorts of subjects, including the impact of COVID-19 on daily life. In response, we have a New Zag website, with a hotline phone number and email specific to incoming first-year and transfer students. Reach us by phone 509-313-7040 or email newzags@gonzaga.edu.

 

Gonzaga extended our enrollment confirmation deadline to June 1st to allow students more time to make their college decision. Admission counselors are available to meet with students by Zoom, and video presentations are available during the week. You may schedule virtual visits and appointments at www.gonzaga.edu/virtualgonzaga, or call us at 509-313-6572 to schedule appointments. You can also review the recording from our virtual admitted student day at www.gonzaga.edu/virtualgel.

 

Gonzaga asks that final transcripts are submitted with graduation dates as soon as they are ready, but will extend the deadline to September 1, 2020.

 

If a school changes the grading scale to Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit, it will not affect a student’s admission to Gonzaga University.

 

Gonzaga does not convert “Pass” grades or include it in a cumulative grade point average.

 

Schedule changes will not affect a student’s admission to Gonzaga.

 

Gonzaga appreciates the work students put into AP coursework and test preparation.  The changing test format will not affect Gonzaga’s policy for AP exams. We will honor our current policy.

 

Gonzaga appreciates the work students put into IB coursework and test preparation.  The changing test format will not affect Gonzaga’s policy for IB exams. We will honor our current policy.

 

For updated visit information, please review our Campus Visit Information page. We also offer virtual options. Take a Gonzaga Virtual Tour, schedule a virtual information session, or schedule a meeting with an Admission Counselor. Please view the recorded sessions from our virtual admitted student day.

 

We are offering various online opportunities for you to learn about GU! This includes info sessions, virtual admitted student events, current student panels, the opportunity to speak with a counselor directly, and financial aid appointments. You can learn more about all of these opportunities at gonzaga.edu/virtualgonzaga.

On Saturday, April 18th, Gonzaga is reinventing our Gonzaga Experience Live Weekend to an online format! This event will offer opportunities to connect with Gonzaga students, staff, and faculty. Students and families will have access to a variety of activities, including open houses, presentations, and a student panel. You can learn more at www.gonzaga.edu/virtualgel.     

 
Students may defer admission for a semester or one academic year. Learn more about the deferment process
 

Yes, the plan is to have students live in the residence halls. We understand that you may have concerns about living on campus this fall.  We are making plans with our colleagues in housekeeping, campus dining, health center, university administrators, and the Spokane Regional Health Department on measures related to the health and safety of our residents.  Those plans will be communicated throughout the summer.  If you have questions about those as we share them, please let us know. Please reach out to the  Housing and Residence Life if you have questions. 

 

 
Financial aid and scholarships are not guaranteed. Students would need to refile financial aid forms (i.e. FAFSA, WASFA) and applications would be reevaluated for merit based scholarships.
 
Gonzaga has made the commitment to refund confirmation and housing deposits, and, if withdrawing prior to the start of school, any tuition payments.  Please reach out to the Office of Admission if you have questions. 
 

University Response to COVID-19

  • Our first step required that we work with our students studying abroad in areas that were affected by COVID-19 before the United States was impacted. Like all of our steps, our primary goal was to ensure our students arrived home safely.
  • As confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew in the Pacific Northwest, our students were on spring break. This provided us with an opportunity to extend Spring Break for one week. This also allowed our staff and faculty to prepare for our education to move to an online format, while also encouraging students to stay in their home cities before coming back to campus.
  • During our week of extended spring break, the University decided to close our residence halls, and move all classes to a digital format. Not all students had the ability to return home safely, so we are providing residence halls and dining services to students who needed to stay on campus.
  • A Gonzaga education is holistic with a mission to develop the whole person: mind, body, spirit. In addition to courses moving online, so have various programs and offices for student affairs and support. Through a digital format, students have access to academic support and tutoring, counseling, ministry, library services, SpikeNights, and more.