Outlined below are answers to the most common questions we receive from parents before, during, and after GAP.
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Gap Year & College
Leading US colleges and universities, and notably Harvard University, are openly supporting a gap year for admitted freshman, recognizing that by taking a productive year out, students enter college with more maturity and self-confidence and better wisdom and experience to handle the upcoming challenges. Many universities now allow accepted students to defer entrance one year.
Most students take a gap year between the end of high school and the beginning of college or career. If not taking a whole year, some students take time over summer vacation or even a semester off. Others go after college, but before entering graduate school or starting a career.
A gap year can help you:
- Clarify your career interests and goals
- Develop your organizational and life skills
- Renew your passion for college coursework and learning
- Gain a sense of maturity and self-confidence
- Discover your interests and passions, prior to committing to college
- Broaden your perspective of other cultures, views and global awareness
- Improve job prospects with employers seeking grads with practical experience