Prospective Students FAQ

Prospective Students - 2021 and Beyond

On the Gonzaga Member Page of the Common Application, there is a question about whether or not you want test scores considered in your application review. Email admissions@gonzaga.edu with any changes to your plans.
 

Gonzaga is test optional for students applying in 2021 and beyond. This also applies to our direct entry programs in Engineering and Nursing, merit-based scholarships, awarding scholarships, and applications for our Honors Program.

 

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

 
Yes. You do not need to submit an SAT or ACT to be considered for merit scholarships or any of our application based scholarships
 

No. We have waived the SAT or ACT requirement for applicants, this includes our direct-entry programs in nursing and engineering. We will continue with holistic application review, taking into consideration grades, curriculum, activities and involvement, writing, and character. For nursing and engineering applicants, we will look closely at curriculum in math and science. 

 

Gonzaga reviews applications holistically, which means we look at several factors when considering admission.  We will take into account the unique context of the last year, 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, we offer a variety of options for fulfilling this requirement. 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.

 


Interested in applying to Gonzaga? Visit our Apply page for admissions requirements, key dates, how to apply, and more.