Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gonzaga recognizes that there has been disruption in the AP, IB, and Cambridge exam processes. Please check back for more guidance on testing. Gonzaga is seeking information from the testing organizations, and discussing options for students. Thank you for your patience.
As an incoming freshman, you may receive college credit at Gonzaga University a number of different ways. We've outlined our policies regarding some of the more popular programs available to students across the country.
Running Start/Dual EnrollmentMany high school students take courses at their local college while concurrently enrolled in high school. To receive college credit for these courses, please arrange to have an official transcript forwarded to the Office of Admission. Although we will accept most courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions, credit transfer evaluations are done on a course-by-course basis. A Transfer Credit Database outlining our credit transfer policy is available.
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college level courses and examinations for high school students which is sponsored by the College Board. AP exams are given once each year in May at participating high schools. Please have official scores forwarded to the Office of Admission. Gonzaga requirements for granting credit for individual AP subject exams are listed below.
AP Policy for students entering Fall 2020 and beyond
AP Policy for students entering Fall 2017 - Spring 2020
AP Policy for students entering Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
AP Policy for students entering Fall 2014/ Spring 2015/ Fall 2015/ Spring 2016
International Baccalaureate (IB) is a standardized and highly rigorous secondary school curriculum used worldwide. We will grant college credit for scores of 5 or better (6 for English) earned on certain Higher Level IB exams. Gonzaga policies on granting credit for Higher Level IB exams and the policy regarding the IB diploma are listed below.