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Fall 2022 Gonzaga Global Pre-Arrival Webinars

If you are starting your studies in May 2022, you must attend one of these pre-arrival webinars. At these pre-arrival webinars you will get important information about how to arrive, when and where to arrive, and what you must do to prepare. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!

Undergraduate Pre-Arrival Webinar: June 28th, 6:00 p.m. (PST)

Graduate Pre-Arrival Webinar: June 28th, 6:00 a.m. (PST)

Undergraduate WebinarGraduate Webinar

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Fall 2022 Arrival Day is August 22nd

  1. Set up your Zagweb Account (refer to the second page of your Acceptance Letter for instructions). Once you have done this, you can complete the next tasks.
  2. Complete your Math Placement Exam Undergraduate students whose major requires a math class are required to take this math test (except for Academic English and Graduate students). Please check your Gonzaga email to see if this applies to you.
  3. Complete your Housing agreement (See bellow for detailed steps)
  4. FERPA Disclosure FormComplete this form prior to your arrival.
  5. Pay your tuition (if you have not already)
  6. Complete your Health Profile Please also submit your WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
  7. Submit your photo for your Student ID
  8. Submit your arrival details. All students need to submit arrival details. If you would like airport pick-up arranged for you, you must submit details at least two weeks before to your arrival.
  9.  Set up your Gonzaga mailbox. See the tab bellow.

If you need help please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor.

Fall 2022
Arrival Day for Gonzaga Global students begins on August 22nd! It is mandatory for students to attend. You’ll receive important information about your program, learn about the Gonzaga University campus and Spokane, and of course meet new lifelong friends as you begin this exciting journey together.
Gonzaga Webinars
We are holding webinars for new students coming to Gonzaga University. Please register at the links bellow:

Undergraduate: June 28th, 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time): Register here.           Zoom Link

Graduate: June 28th, 6:00 a.m. (Pacific Time): Register here.          Zoom Link

Arrival and Quarantine
Fully Vaccinated students: 

  • If you are fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, you will not need to quarantine. This means you can arrive in Spokane for the original move-in date on Arrival Day. You will need to take a COVID 19 test within 3 days of arriving.

Unvaccinated students:

  • If you will not be fully vaccinated before you arrive in Spokane, you will need to quarantine for 7 days with a negative COVID-19 test (10 days with no test or a positive test). Quarantine housing is available for students living on-campus at a nearby hotel.
  • If you will need to quarantine, please email student.services@gonzagaglobal.org
  • The cost of quarantine housing is around $30 per day to cover your meals, which will be provided by on-campus dining. You will not need to pay extra; the cost for meals will be covered by your Bulldog Bucks in your meal plan.

When you have finished your quarantine, you will be able to move into your on-campus accommodation.

To request quarantine housing, please email student.services@gonzagaglobal.org with your name and student ID number, or speak to your enrollment counselor. You will also need to submit your arrival details.

Airport Pick-up
Gonzaga Global offers students free Airpot Pick-Up from Spokane International Airport (GEG) to campus. Please provide your arrival details at least two weeks before the program start date.

Please submit your flight information as soon as possible by clicking here.

Housing Agreement

Completing your Housing Agreement is an important step in confirming your housing.

1. Log into ZagLiving (https://GONZAGA.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortalX)
a. If you are accessing this portal for the first time, enter the email address you
used to apply to Gonzaga and click “Create Password”. You will be sent an email
with a link to set your password
2. Select “Application” from the navigation bar.
3. Review available applications, select the term (Academic Year 2021-22) you plan to
live on campus.
4. Follow steps on each page to submit Emergency Contact Information, and Profile
questionnaire to match with roommate.
5. Review the Terms & Conditions to living on campus and e-sign document.
6. Your application is now complete, you will receive more details from Gonzaga
Global.
7. If you have any questions, please contact student.services@gonzagaglobal.org

Zagweb Account Set up
  1. Use the information provided on your acceptance letter. That is where you will see your username.
  2. Visit this link to start the set up.
  3. Contact techsupport@gonzaga.edu if you encounter problems.
Setting up a mailbox at Gonzaga
In order to recieve mail at Gonzaga you need to request a mailbox. You CANNOT send mail to your Residence Hall address.

  1. You need to set up a mailbox with Gonzaga. Please do it here. It may take 5 days to get your mailbox.
    1. You need your (a) Gonzaga Student ID number and your (b) Gonzaga email address.
  2. You will receive a mailbox number (MSC #)
  3. Make sure you use this address format:

Student Name

Gonzaga University

502 E. Boone Ave. MSC Box _______

Spokane, WA  99258

 5. You will receive an email from the mailroom when you have mail to pick up.

6. Go to the mailroom, located next to the bookstore, to pick up your mail. You will need your Zagcard and to know your MSC #.

Once you have your mailbox, you can begin sending mail to pick up when you arrive.

If you have any questions please check the mailroom website and then ask student.services@gonzagaglobal.org if you need more help.

Transfer Credits and Test Scores

Trasfer Credits from US institution:

  • Send your official transcript directly to Gonzaga University at admissions@gonzaga.edu from your previous institution. You will have to log in to your university account and request an official transcript be sent to GU.

Trasfer Credits from International institution:

How to send your Exam Score Report/Diploma Electronically:

How AP scores transfer to Gonzaga: Advanced Placement Scores

How IB scores transfer to Gonzaga: International Baccalaureate Scores

How AICE scores transfer to Gonzaga: Cambridge International Scores

Orientation

Fall 2022 Arrival Day is August 22nd

Fall 2022
Arrival Day for Gonzaga Global students begins on August 22nd! It is mandatory for students to attend. You’ll receive important information about your program, learn about the Gonzaga University campus and Spokane, and of course meet new lifelong friends as you begin this exciting journey together.
Arrival and Quarantine
Fully Vaccinated students: 

  • If you are fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, you will not need to quarantine. This means you can arrive in Spokane for the original move-in date on August 22nd. You will need to take a COVID 19 test within 3 days of arriving.

To request quarantine housing, please email student.services@gonzagaglobal.org with your name and student ID number, or speak to your enrollment counselor. You will also need to submit your arrival details.

Airport Pick-up
Gonzaga Global offers students free Airpot Pick-Up from Spokane International Airport (GEG) to campus. Please provide your arrival details at least two weeks before the program start date.

For Fall 2022, arrival date is August 22nd.

Please submit your flight information as soon as possible by clicking here.

Orientation Schedule
A detailed schedule of Orientation activities will be provided on the first day of orientation. Here is a brief summary:

Arrival Day (Fully vaccinated students):  August 22nd, Airport Pick-Up, move into Residence Hall.

Day 1: Check-in, learn about Gonzaga, Campus tour

Day 2: English test, Campus tour, Academic life at Gonzaga.

Day 3: English Test, Insurance, Student Life.

ITEP English Placement Exam
All Undergraduate Gonzaga Global students will need to take the ITEP English exam durring orientation. Final schedule is determined by the test.

If you would like to do some practice in preperation, practice exams can be found here: ITEP practice exam

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I miss orientation?
Orientation is an important and mandatory part of your preparation to attend Gonzaga University. Missing even one day could result in you missing important information about your classes and may result in a delay in your registration. If you have an urgent situation that requires you to miss orientation, please contact student.services@gonzagaglobal.org.
When do I get my class schedule?
Your schedule will be available for you to view in Zagweb around the beginning of August. All first year students are registered by Academic Advising for their first semester.
I already took an English test, do I need to take ITEP test?
Yes, all Undergraduate Gonzaga Global students need to take ITEP test before classes.

Student Health and COVID-19

Before arriving in Spokane, please complete your Health profile using this link. (You will need to set up your Zagweb account first).

COVID-19 Information
Visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/zagon for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 on campus.

Individuals with F-1 student visa status are required to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to enter the US. Vaccinations must align with the US’s approved list of COVID-19 vaccines. Only two exceptions apply:

  1. Student is from a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (see list here).
  2. Student is under 18 at the time of travel.

Additionally, fully vaccinated travelers must show results of a negative coronavirus test taken three days before their flight’s departure from a foreign country traveling to the United States.

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travelers meeting the above-listed exceptions will be required to show results of a negative coronavirus test taken one day preceding their flight’s departure from a foreign country traveling to the United States.

If neither vaccine exceptions apply to you and you remain unvaccinated, you may not be able to enter the US on the date of your scheduled travel.

Arrival and Quarantine
Fully Vaccinated students: 

  • If you are fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, you will not need to quarantine. This means you can arrive in Spokane for the original move-in date on Arrival Day. You will need to take a COVID 19 test within 3 days of arriving.

Unvaccinated students:

  • If you will not be fully vaccinated before you arrive in Spokane, you will need to quarantine for 7 days with a negative COVID-19 test (10 days with no test or a positive test). Quarantine housing is available for students living on-campus at a nearby hotel.
  • If you will need to quarantine, please email student.services@gonzagaglobal.org
  • The cost of quarantine housing is around $30 per day to cover your meals, which will be provided by on-campus dining. You will not need to pay extra; the cost for meals will be covered by your Bulldog Bucks in your meal plan.

When you have finished your quarantine, you will be able to move into your on-campus accommodation.

To request quarantine housing, please email student.services@gonzagaglobal.org with your name and student ID number, or speak to your enrollment counselor. You will also need to submit your arrival details.

Submitting your vaccine documentation
We ask that you upload your documentation as soon as possible. The process to upload your status is easy: Visit the Student Vaccination Portal and use your ZAGWEB username and login to upload your documents. You can provide a screenshot from a phone app, or a scanned paper document. Please have the information translated into English.

COVID 19 Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I receive one dose at home in another country, but still need another dose?
In this case, you would not be fully vaccinated and would either need to receive your second dose (at this time, Pfizer or Moderna may be accessible in Spokane), or you would need to start the vaccination process over again with an available vaccine.

Please see the “Arrival and Quarantine” section for details about when you need to arrive.

If I am not fully vaccinated yet, can I attend my classes?
If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to quarantine upon arrival in Spokane. See the “Arrival and Quarantine” section above. After your quarantine period, and until you are considered fully vaccinated, you may attend your classes in person by wearing a mask and social distancing.
I had COVID 19. Do I need to get the vaccine?
Yes, you still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you’ve already had the virus.

Parking & Transport

Airport Pick-up and Campus Check-in
Gonzaga Global offers students free Airpot Pick-Up from Spokane International Airport (GEG) to campus. Please provide your arrival details at least two weeks before the program start date.

Whether you require airport pick-up or not, please submit your flight information as soon as possible by clicking here.

Parking Permits
Gonzaga students can purchase a parking pass for their vehicle here: Parking Permits

Center for Academic Success

Develop your English language, math, and overall academic skills and gain the confidence to succeed in your US university classes. Improve your study habits, prepare for exams, and get your questions answered: Our helpful tutors and counselors are here to support you, every step of the way.

Meet Your Tutors

Academic Skills Tutors

Alicia Coe

I am Alicia Coe. I have been teaching English for academic purposes and critical writing at several universities in Europe and the United States for 17 years. Apart from teaching, I work as a curriculum developer, a writing consultant for undergraduate and graduate students, a copyeditor, and a Cambridge examiner. I am experienced in teaching international students; therefore, I can provide different learning approaches depending on the cultural background of each student.

Amanda Wilcox

I am Amanda Wilcox. Originally, I hail from Macon, Georgia where I studied Biology and Spanish at Mercer University. After teaching foreign language for about 5 years, I began a master’s degree at Auburn University. Upon graduating, I continued to teach Spanish at the university and eventually began teaching in the ESL department where I found my calling. I have been involved in teaching, tutoring, and curriculum writing for international students learning English ever since. In total, I have nearly 20 years of experience teaching all ages from young children to adults in an academic setting.

Sedighe Zamani Roodsari

Sedi has degrees in English, Linguistics, and Adult Education and a background in English as a Second/Foreign Language is a language teacher and teacher trainer. Her background as a multilingual teacher trainer had granted her novel opportunities in teaching and teacher education through the lens of diversity and just education for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Her research focuses on pre-service and in-service programs to better support culturally and linguistically diverse students in the U.S education system. She has been certified in ESOL & English Language Arts, Program Evaluation, TESOL, Adult Education, Educational Assessment in Theory and Practice, Modern Motivational Theories in Effective Teaching, Teaching Methodologies for Young Adults, Meaningful Paraphrasing/ Summarizing, Emotional Intelligence, Being a Reflective Teacher, and Communication Psychology during her academic life.

She has been a Research Assistant of Educational Foundations, and a Teaching Assistant of Teaching English as a Second Language, at the Department of Teaching and Curriculum at Auburn University, Alabama. She had worked in public schools as an English Teacher, Art Teaching Assistant, and Substitute Teacher in all content areas in Auburn & Opelika, Alabama. She was an English Instructor and Placement Expert in all age groups while teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. She has also been a multilingual Translator and has publications in the fields of Education and psychology. She has served professionally on Presidential Task Force Subcommittee on Graduate Students in Auburn University, del Este Presente in Alabama Immigration Council, and Graduate Council Senator (GCS) in Auburn University.

Math Tutors

Dipen Bhuva

Dipen Bhuva is a PhD student in Computer Science at Cleveland State University, and a Masters graduate from Northeastern University in Information Security. He will be happy to help with any problems and solutions related to computer science: Programming, Networking, Server engineering, Cloud, Statistic, Advanced Mathematics and Cyber Security – he is also a certified Network+ by Comptia, Certified Ethical Hacker, RH-11 Expert Hacker, RedHat Server Certified Engineering and Amazon Web Service (Cloud) certified. For his ‘extraordinary dedication and teaching’ he was granted ‘excellent achievement for Graduate Assistantship’ from CSU.

Skills covered in the Academic skills tutoring sessions
  • Academic writing – generating ideas, organizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, revising/editing
  • Research skills: Finding credible sources and academic articles
  • Understanding academic integrity; avoiding plagiarism
  • MLA & APA citations and format
  • Academic presentation preparation and practice
  • Time management – weekly planning, semester-long planning
  • Reading strategies
  • Note-taking skills
  • Test preparation strategies
  • Class and groupwork participation strategies
  • Discussion skills
  • Grammar rules and practice
  • Academic communication etiquette – emails, office hours, requesting letters of recommendation
  • Business writing – emails, reports, meeting summaries
  • Career development – resume and cover letter writing
Skills covered in the Math skills tutoring sessions
  • Building math confidence for students who struggle with math
  • General and Foundational Math help at any level
  • Calculus including Calc 1 and Calc 2
  • Algebra and Linear Algebra
  • Topology
  • Discrete Math
  • Category Theory
  • Algorithms
  • Differential Equations

Meet the Gonzaga Global Team

Liliya Ambartsumyan

Managing Director

Liliya Ambartsumyan is the Managing Director at Gonzaga Global. Liliya has spent the entirety of her professional career in higher education, with a particular emphasis on international students and institutional exchange. She is a higher education professional, dedicated to empowering students and helping them chart pathways to success in school and beyond. Her work has revolved around partnership development, student recruitment, and retention. Liliya’s enthusiasm for international education stems from a belief that students be afforded every opportunity to succeed and is informed by her own experience living in and traveling to a number of countries.

Beyond work, she enjoys spending time with family, playing badminton, and hiking.

Tobi Goode

Academic Coordinator

As Academic Coordinator, Tobi supports Gonzaga Global students with all academic-related inquiries. This includes academic advising, course selection and registration, direct intervention and support, and referrals to on-campus academic resources.

Tobi has worked in education for more than 10 years as an ESL instructor, curriculum designer, and international student advisor. Her advising philosophy is grounded in a holistic approach to student success, and she prioritizes getting to know each student on an individual level to truly understand and address needs. Her academic and professional background has helped her develop an understanding of the unique challenges often faced by international students and methods to support a smooth transition to the US higher education landscape.

In her free time, Tobi can be found spending time with her two dogs, travelling, or reading.

James Vair

Student Services Advisor

James’ role is to be the primary point of student contact for support. Everything from assistance in the residence halls, to insurance, and culture. As an alumni of Gonzaga University, James’ knowledge of the institution is an asset to help students receive support.

James’ area of study is Cultural Psychology with a concentration on Research. He also has a deep interest in philosophy and theology. After graduation, James worked abroad as an English teacher where he was able to utilze his Chinese. James has a deep passion for talking with students about culture and their experience.

In his spare time, James enjoys watching lectures, playing Taijiquan, and drinking Gongfu tea.

Transfer Students

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Fall 2022 Arrival Day is August 22nd

Pre-arrival Checklist as a transfer student:

How to prepare for arrival as a transfer student:
  • Submit your official transcripts no later than four weeks prior to arrival for final and official review of your transfer credits. Importantly, you should submit official transcripts as early as possible to increase the likelihood that your final transfer credits are evaluated prior to enrolling in classes. Transcripts can be submitted through the contact information listed below. 
  • Submit an official professional course-by-course evaluation from a NACES or AACRAO organization for any international post-secondary coursework. Visit Gonzaga’s International Transfer webpage for more information. 
  • Collect course descriptions and/or course syllabi. These are required in evaluating international transfer credit for potential course equivalencies.
  • Confirm that all official transcripts and materials have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to arrival. Allow for ample delivery time for mailed transcripts.
  • Upon arrival, attend required orientation. The Gonzaga Global team will be available for additional support. We would love to offer you a warm welcome, feel free to introduce yourself and say hi!
  • With your transfer credits in mind, the Gonzaga Global team will offer support with finalizing your class schedule to ensure accurate coursework planning.
  • Once completed, your final transfer credit will be visible through your Zagweb student portal account. Review the results with a member of the Gonzaga Global team to see how your degree and major requirements are affected.

Contact your enrollment counselor with questions at any time

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How to submit official transcripts & test scores
How to submit official transcripts & test scores

By Mail*:

Office of Admissions

Gonzaga University

502 E Boone Ave

Spokane, WA 99258-0102

 

*Must be in a secured, sealed envelope provided by sending institutions

By Email or Electronic Delivery Service*:

Admissions@Gonzaga.edu

 

*Must be sent directly from sending institution with an authorized email address or a secure third-party transcript processing organization

Potential Credit Outcomes

There are three possible outcome:

  1. Direct equivalency
    • This means that the credit matches directly with a Gonzaga class and you will recieve credit for that class.
  2. General transfer credit
    • The university recognizes the credit as a college class but it does not match a specific Gonzaga course.
    • General transfer credits will be awarded.
  3. No credit
    • The university does not recognize the credit.
Orientation and Post Arrival
  • Attend Gonzaga Global Orientation sessions and get to know the Gonzaga Global team
  • Review your official transfer credit evaluation with a member of Gonzaga Global
  • Register for classes. Ensure you have not been registered for classes for which you received transfer credit

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I calculate my GPA?
GPA calculators are very useful tools! To calculate your GPA, you can use any online GPA calculator. Go online, search “GPA Calculator”.

Gonzaga GPA Calculator

Where do I buy textbooks?
First, check with your professor and/or the course syllabus for details on textbook requirements for each course. Required textbooks will be available for purchase in the university bookstore (https://www.bkstr.com/gonzagazagshopstore/home) or online at a vendor of your choice.
Can I take Summer Off?
It depends. For a personalized answer, please contact the Gonzaga Global Academic Team at student.services@gonzagaglobal.org.

In short: You must continue your studies in the summer while you are in the Gonzaga Global program. However, once you finish the Gonzaga Global program, summer is optional.

Academics

Academic Calendar
Academic Advising
Academic advising helps you to plan your studies and to make decisions about which courses to take when.
Academic advising is conducted by the Gonzaga Global Academic Team and Faculty Advisors in your major.
You will have your first academic advising meeting during orientation.
Additionally, the Gonzaga Global Academic Team will meet with you regularly during your program to keep you informed about program completion requirements, to connect you to Gonzaga services, and to support you with long-term planning for your studies.
Academic Advising Questions? Please contact student.services@gonzagaglobal.org.
Course Registration
Students should complete all placement tests prior to arrival on campus. For additional testing information, please see the “Pre-Arrival” tab.
When placement testing is complete, the Gonzaga Global Academic Team can prepare for your registration. Registration is finalized during orientation.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Tutoring and academic support services are available for all students free of charge.
For English language tutoring, please visit the English Language Center.
or support with writing and research assignments in Gonzaga courses, please visit: Writing Center
For peer tutoring in any Gonzaga course, such as Biology, Math, Economics and so on, please visit: Academic Coaching and Tutoring
Gonzaga offers many additional student support services such as assistance with career planning, and counseling & psychological services. For more detail, please contact your Student Services Advisor.
Making an Advising Appointmnet
Academic Advising Questions? Please contact student.services@gonzagaglobal.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I calculate my GPA?
GPA calculators are very useful tools! To calculate your GPA, you can use any online GPA calculator. Go online, search “GPA Calculator”.

Gonzaga GPA Calculator

Where do I buy textbooks?
First, check with your professor and/or the course syllabus for details on textbook requirements for each course. Required textbooks will be available for purchase in the university bookstore (https://www.bkstr.com/gonzagazagshopstore/home) or online at a vendor of your choice.
Can I take Summer Off?
It depends. For a personalized answer, please contact the Gonzaga Global Academic Team at student.services@gonzagaglobal.org.

In short: You must continue your studies in the summer while you are in the Gonzaga Global program. However, once you finish the Gonzaga Global program, summer is optional.