Student Resources

Before You Arrive
Center for Academic Success
Travel + Immigration
Job & Career Support
Student Health
Transfer Students
International Student Loans

Before You Arrive

Pay your tuition (If you have not already)
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.



Arrival Day
Airport Pick-up
Orientation Summary
ITEP English Placement Exam
Additional Resources


What if I miss orientation?
When do I get my class schedule?
I already took an English test, do I need to take ITEP test?
We have been preparing an excellent orientation to help prepare you for your time at Gonzaga. Here is a sneak peek of some of the things we have prepared for you!

Gonzaga Global Orientation Schedule

Day 1: Arrival Day
Check-in On Campus
Check-in to Residence Halls
Day 2: Introduction to Gonzaga University
Gonzaga Global Student Welcome Breakfast
About Gonzaga University | Jesu-what?
Campus Tour (including Hemmingson Center)
Insurance Health & Wellness
On-Campus & Off-Campus Housing Session
Immigration and Safety Session I (bring a computer)
Shopping Trip (Optional)
Day 3: Academics at Gonzaga University
Language Proficiency Testing (ITEP)
Academic Integrity
Academic Expectations/Advising Session
Immigration and Safety Session II
Day 4: Life at Gonzaga University
Online Resources
Student Panel
American Culture
Student Life
Bowling and Pizza Dinner

On Arrival Day, you will be welcomed to campus by our on-campus staff. 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.

We are so excited for you to join us on campus!

When making your travel arrangements, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

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 arrival date.

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

Gonzaga Global Airport Pick-Up

Gonzaga Global provides airport pick-up services for students from the Spokane International Airport (GEG) to Gonzaga’s campus.

Arrival Day
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 9:00 a.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 10:00 a.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 11:00 a.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 12:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 1:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 2:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 3:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 4:00 p.m. pick-up
After hours Student Responsible for arriving at School

What if I can’t book a flight between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on arrival day?

We recommend arriving a day or two before and staying at one of the hotels near the Spokane International Airport: SpringHill Suites, Ramada by Windham, Wingate by Wyndham. They are located across the street from the hotel.

After 4 p.m. Check-in

If you are arriving after 4 p.m., we do have an airport pick-up service available through Lyft, however, students must have a United States Phone number, +1 (###) ###-####, in order to use the service. Otherwise, students must schedule their own ride. Our on-campus team will email the address of your dorm to you before arrival day.

You can still check into the residence halls after hours. When you arrive on campus, call the phone number posted on the dorm of your residence hall for RA on-call. If you have any troubles, call Campus Security, at +1 (509) 313-2222, and tell them which dorm you need to check in at.

Can I move in early?

No, move-in begins on arrival day. Gonzaga Global recommends students who arrive early to stay at one of the hotels near the Spokane International Airport.

Move-In Dates
For all undergraduate and graduate program move-in dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

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

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

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.

Yes, all Undergraduate Gonzaga Global students need to take ITEP test before classes.


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Student Health

COVID-19 Information
Visit the Gonzaga Covid-19 Resources page for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 on campus.


Refer to Before You Start page for more info.

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Job & Career Support

The Career Accelerator program is an exclusive service for Gonzaga Global international students. Career Accelerator leaders work with you on a four-semester program that helps you build confidence, develop your professional resume, get an internship and launch your career. Best of all, Career Accelerator services are included with your tuition.

Career Premium, a virtual internship opportunity to prepare for the global workforce from anywhere in the world. Get mentored by industry experts and build your resume to launch your dream career. Learn more today!

Career Premium

Career Premium

Master the in-demand skills global employers seek that you won’t learn in the classroom. Boost your portfolio — and save money — with certifications and projects that demonstrate your new qualifications and make you a competitive candidate in today’s job market. It all starts with Career Premium! Enroll today for an incredible value: Many bootcamps and courses can range up to $14,000 per course* — but with Career Premium, you can upskill in as many available courses as you like during your studies, all included in your $2,000 Career Premium enrollment fee!

Career Premium Certificates

Designed for computer science, engineering, and business students, each certificate program was inspired by elite university preparatory programs tailored for growing careers. Career Premium student internship projects have included software development, website design, virtual reality, digital content creation, project management, AI, and more at leading employers.

Certification 1 : Design Thinking – develop effective approaches to problem-solving
Designed for business/MBA, computer science, data science, engineering, information systems, and marketing majors

Certification 2 : Social Entrepreneurship** – foster widespread positive change
Designed for business/MBA, engineering, entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing majors

Certification 3 : Global Citizenship** – thrive in diverse environments
Designed for business/MBA, computer science, engineering, finance, and international business majors

Completed internships include

Halcyon IQ
Local Grown Salads
Personal Banker
Digital marketing strategy
Social media marketing
Diagnostics AI/machine learning
Website design
AWS – LGS ecosystem system design
Technology software development API
Digital content creation

Credentials + certification prep offered include

Business Students
Computer Science Students
Engineering Students
Credentials + Certification Preparation
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • PMP
  • Java, Python, PHP, C++ , Ruby
  • AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure
  • DP-203 Microsoft Exam dp-203
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Security Operations
  • Reverse, Social, Chaos and Network Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Software Developer
  • UX Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Video Game Developer
  • AI Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Product Engineer
  • Data Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer

*Stanford Executive Education Design Thinking Bootcamp

**Endorsed by the University of Peace – UN Charter


Program Progression

Gonzaga Global offers students 4 options to help them progress through academic programs at their own pace. As each program and major may have its own unique progression requirements and path, speak to a Gonzaga Global advisor to learn more.


Center for Academic Success

A website with access to virtual tutors, career advisors, and online resources to help you throughout your university studies

Do you need to improve your academic skills or study habits? Do you need help preparing for an exam or presentation? Are you confused about CPT/OPT or don’t even know what career field is best for you? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success has friendly online academic skills and subject area tutors along with expert career advisors to help you with these questions and many more!

Maybe you would also enjoy completing a short eLearning workshop at your own pace? Those are available, too, on topics ranging from Academic Integrity to How to Make American Friends—and everything in between! If you’re short on time, try one of the live or recorded webinars.

Give your learning journey the support you need by signing up for a free account today! Here’s how:

1. Click here or scan the QR code to find our Home page.

2. Click the orange “Sign up now” button to request access.

3. On the sign up form, type your given name and family name as you are registered at your university.

4. Type any email address (personal or university, etc.). You will need to access your email to verify your address.

5. Create a password with at least one special character and 6-50 characters total.

6. Type your password again. Write it down or save it in your browser.

7. Type the full name of your university, not just the abbreviation. Your status must be checked.

8. Check the box to accept the Terms & Conditions (feel free to read those first).

9. Optional: Sign up for our newsletter by checking the last box.

10. Click the large orange button that says, “Start your learning journey.”

11. You’ll be asked to verify your email address next. In your inbox, you’ll see two emails from us. Open them and click the link to verify your email address. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the two emails.

12. You’ll receive an email within two business days to let you know that your account is approved (or if not, how to fix the problem).

13. Return to the Home page linked above (or in the email) to log in when your account access has been approved.

If you encounter any technical trouble, just use the Live Chat button at the bottom of our Home page.



Academic Calendar
Academic Advising
Course Registration
Tutoring and Academic Support
Making an Advising Appointmnet

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I calculate my GPA?
Where do I buy textbooks?
Can I take Summer Off?

Fall 2023
Move in – Monday, August 21
Orientation – Monday, August 21
Classes begin – Tuesday, August 29
Last day of semester – Friday, December 15

Visit Gonzaga’s academic calendar here:

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

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 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.

Academic Advising Questions? Please contact

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

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 ( or online at a vendor of your choice.

It depends. For a personalized answer, please contact the Gonzaga Global Academic Team at

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.


Transfer Students

Transfer Credits from US institution
Transfer Credits from International institution
Advanced Placement Scores (AP)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Cambridge Assessment (AICE)

Frequently Asked Questions

How to submit official transcripts & test scores
Potential Credit Outcomes
Orientation and Post Arrival

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

Please contact your Enrollment Services advisor or email:

By mail
Office of Admissions
Gonzaga University
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0102
~Must be in a secured, sealed envelope
By e-mail or electronic delivery service(Preferred)
~Must be sent directly from sending institution with an authorized e-mail address or through a secure third-party transcript processing organization

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.
  • 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

International Student Loans

Embarking on your educational journey in the United States shouldn’t come with the roadblock of finding a co-signer for financial aid. Shorelight recognizes this hurdle and has proactively partnered with premier financing organizations such as Fly Finance, MPower Financing, and Prodigy Finance. This strategic collaboration eliminates the traditional barriers international students face, such as the need for a co-signer, collateral, or an established US credit history, streamlining your path to securing educational funding.

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Important Dates

For important dates, including payment and move-in dates, please visit our Shorelight profile page.