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When you apply to Gonzaga, it’s important for us to get to know you. We want to learn about your talents and interests—the things that you’re really excited about—so we can get a sense for how you will grow from and contribute to the Gonzaga community. 

PLEASE NOTE: Gonzaga is no longer accepting new freshman or transfer student inquiries for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Current 7th grade families: Every Spring, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid organizes multiple opportunities for families to visit and learn more about our school. Summer Parent/Student tours typically kick off the admission season. Coupled with the fall Eagle for a Day opportunity and Open House, these offer the best ways for you to see our campus, ask questions, and learn about our application process. While we plan these opportunities, we will also build contingency plans and creative ways for you to learn more about our community in these challenging times. Please check back as we determine the best and safest ways for families to see our school. We will post those here for families to sign-up.

How to Apply

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Submit an inquiry form.

    Inquiries to begin the official application/Eagle for a Day process will open September 8, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • 2. Create your account.

    Once your inquiry has been processed, you will receive instructions on how to create an
    account.
  • 3. Review your assigned checklist.

    The materials needed to complete your submission will be provided on your checklist.
  • 4. Submit your materials.

    By the December 11 deadline, please submit your application, upload your personal essay, and pay the $35 application fee.
  • 5. Complete the steps outlined below.

    After applicants have completed the four steps above, the process varies depending on what school you currently attend. See below for next steps.

Next Steps

Select a category below to read about the next steps you’ll need to take if:

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  • You attend a Catholic grade school in Maryland or D.C.

    If you attend a Catholic grade school in Maryland or D.C., you’ll take the High School Placement Test at your school. Your school will also give you the Archdiocese of Washington Authorization to Release Records form. You will need to list Gonzaga as one of your choices. Your grade school will then send us teacher recommendations and your 7th and 8th grade transcripts.
  • You attend a Catholic grade school in Virginia

    If you attend a Virginia Catholic grade school, Gonzaga requires the High School Placement Test, which will be given at your school. In selecting the schools you wish to receive your test results, make sure Gonzaga is listed as one of your choices. Then, download the Records Request Form from your Checklist and have your parent/guardian sign and send it to your grade school. Your school will send Gonzaga grades, standardized test results, attendance records, and disciplinary actions. Lastly, choose two current teachers from your school (one from math or science and one from history or English). Using your Checklist, email them the Recommendation Form to fill out on your behalf. The teachers can upload those to your Checklist once completed. You are allowed a third, optional recommendation from another teacher or school staff member.
  • You attend a non-Catholic grade school

    You will need to take the High School Placement Test, which is given at a variety of sites in the Metro area. Please click here for information on how to take the test. Make sure you list Gonzaga among the schools you wish to receive your scores. Then, download the Records Request Form from your Checklist and have your parent/guardian sign and send it to your grade school. Your school will send Gonzaga grades, standardized test results, attendance records, and disciplinary actions. Lastly, choose two current teachers from your school (one from math or science and one from history or English). Using your Checklist, email them the Recommendation Form to fill out on your behalf. The teachers can upload those to your Checklist once completed. You are allowed a third, optional recommendation from another school teacher or staff member.
     
  • You are applying to transfer from another high school

    As a Transfer Applicant, Gonzaga requires all of your current academic records and materials.  Download the Records Request Form from your Checklist and have your parent/guardian sign and send it to your high school's administrative office. Your school will send Gonzaga grades, attendance records, and disciplinary actions. Additionally, please ensure that your school sends Gonzaga standardized test scores from the current academic year.  Lastly, choose two current teachers from your school (one from math or science and one from history or English). Using your Checklist, email them the Recommendation Form to fill out on your behalf. The teachers can upload those to your Checklist once completed. You are allowed a third, optional recommendation from another school teacher or staff member.  

Admissions Calendar

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  • Dec
    5

    Archdiocese of Washington High School Placement Testing

    The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a test that most Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington consider when reviewing students’ applications to their schools.  

    The Saturday administration of the HSPT is for 8th grade students who are not currently enrolled in an Archdiocese of Washington, Diocese of Arlington, or Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic school. Registration will open in October.  

    Gonzaga is only hosting the HSPT.  You must register directly with the Archdiocese of Washington to take the test. Click here for complete details.
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