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Should I Take Advantage of Test-Optional Policies Despite Planning a Gap Year?

Should I Take Advantage of Test-Optional Policies Despite Planning a Gap Year?

I have a question about test-optional admissions and a gap year. I'm not a good test taker and my pre-ACT was only a 15 (I didn't…
6 Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Considering Deferring Your Freshman Year

6 Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Considering Deferring Your Freshman Year

A gap year may not have been part of your college plan prior to COVID, but if you're a high school senior, current circumstances …

Consider These COVID-19 Gap Year Ideas

Consider These COVID-19 Gap Year Ideas

Are you a recent high school graduate planning to take a gap year? Or maybe you're a rising high school senior thinking about tak…

Re-Applying to College During Gap Year

Re-Applying to College During Gap Year

Question: I graduated from high school this May and am taking a year off. Can I apply to more colleges during my gap year since I…

Pros and Cons of Gap Year

Pros and Cons of Gap Year

Question: I recently have been thinking about taking a gap year between high school and college. What are some advantages and dis…

Gap Year for High School Junior?

Gap Year for High School Junior?

Question: My son is going to be a junior in this fall and he is a high honor student at a prep school. He wants to take a year o…

Taking Time Off When Not Admitted to Top-Choice Colleges

Taking Time Off When Not Admitted to Top-Choice Colleges

Question: My son was wait-listed at MIT and accepted at another engineering school that he's not excited about attending now that…

Why Do Colleges Ask About Post-High School Experiences?

Why Do Colleges Ask About Post-High School Experiences?

Question: Why do admission committees want to know what you did between the time of your high school graduation and the time you …

Can My Son Defer College Applications to Gap Year?

Can My Son Defer College Applications to Gap Year?

Question: I've been told that before my son takes a gap year, he has to apply to--and be accepted by--a college, then talk to th…

Taking A Gap Year? Consider Volunteering Or Interning Overseas

Taking A Gap Year? Consider Volunteering Or Interning Overseas

Even though the world seems to be in upheaval right now due to the Coronavirus (recently renamed less-frightening as "COVID19") o…

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