Step 1: Submitting Your Application

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Please note that if you are applying for the Scholars Program you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a coach or former lab leader (or someone who knows debate and also knows you) in order for your application to be reviewed for admission.

Submit by E-Mail. You can have them email it to gdistaff@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “GDI Application – Your Name — Recommendation Letter” when submitting your application.

Submit by Mail: You can have them mail it to “Gonzaga Debate Institute” to the address listed below.

Mailing Address: Gonzaga Debate Institute, AD Box 20, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. 99258

Step 2: Submitting your deposit.

All applications must be accompanied with a deposit of $200. Your admission is not confirmed until we receive your $200 deposit. All payments (including deposits) may now be submitted using the Gonzaga University secure payment system. Click here to access our online secure payment system.

You may still submit payments via regular mail and include it along with your application. Please make all checks payable to “Gonzaga Debate Institute”.

Because of the high demand for spots in our programs we want you to make sure you are committed when you apply. Therefore deposits are only refundable if you are denied admission

Step 3: Confirmation.

You will receive an email confirmation within 2-3 days of submitting your application and deposit. Shortly after that you will receive your orientation materials for your program and some forms you’ll need to return to us at registration. You will receive email confirmation of any deposits or payments immediately after they are submitted if you are using our online payment system.