Dear Counseling Colleague,
I hope this note finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I really miss seeing your students on campus during their college visits!
I’m writing with a few COVID-19 related updates at Gonzaga University. First, we will be “test optional” in 2021, and here is the formal announcement from a couple weeks ago:
Gonzaga University will be “test optional” for the Class of 2021:
Gonzaga University will suspend the admission requirement of an SAT or ACT score for those applying for college admission for fall 2021. Both the College Board and ACT, Inc., have cancelled numerous testing opportunities given the COVID-19 pandemic. Gonzaga University will continue to review applications holistically, considering the context of a student’s application, and carefully reviewing each applicant’s curriculum, grades, writing, activities and involvement (including work), and character. Gonzaga also recognizes that high schools may choose to use a “Pass/Fail” grading option, and that will not disadvantage students in the admission process.
Second, Gonzaga President, Thayne McCulloh, announced on Monday our goal to resume in-person instruction on campus starting fall semester. Please read his full statement to learn more about how the decision was made, and what steps will be taken to prepare for a safe re-opening of campus.
For more information, and continued updates, we hope you find this COVID-19 Admission FAQ helpful.
If my colleagues and I can be of help to you or your students, please let me know. In the meantime, I wish you all the best as you navigate many changes to your work.
Director of Admission
(800) 322-2584, ext. 6572