WHY TAKE A GAP YEAR?
Gain hands-on life experience
Find out more about yourself
Clarify personal interests, course of study, career path
Practice professional and personal development skills
Adventure! To try something challenging!
Build meaningful relationships
Enter college more focused, mature, and passionate about completing course of study
Learn about service, place, and global issues
The Latest Research:
Students who take a Gap Year often graduate with higher GPAs than their peers and are more satisfied with their careers. See: thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/clagett-gap-year
98% of colleges and universities accept deferrals for planned Gap Years and many schools encourage it, including Harvard, Princeton, and Colorado College.
A majority of students who take a Gap Year graduate in four years rather than five or more. If you think a Gap Year is expensive, imagine six years of college tuition.
More than 90% of students who do a structured Gap Year enroll in university within one year of their time-off.
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