Prospective Students FAQ

Due to exam dates being canceled, Gonzaga will not require the SAT or ACT for fall 2021 applicants. This also applies to our direct entry programs in Engineering and Nursing, merit-based scholarships, awarding scholarships, and applications for our Honors Program.

 
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. If you have already submitted your application and wish to change your selection of submitting or not submitting your SAT or ACT scores you may do so up until December 28. Email admissions@gonzaga.edu with any changes to your plans.
 

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.

 
Yes. You do not need to submit and 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 fall 2021 applicants, including 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 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.

 

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