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How do I handle a gap year in my college applications?

Hey guys! I'm a junior considering taking a gap year after high school, but I'm not sure how that would affect my college applications. Should I apply during my senior year and then defer, or should I wait to apply during my gap year? Any advice would be appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're considering a gap year, as it can be a valuable and enriching experience. When it comes to handling the gap year in your college applications, you have a couple of options. You can either apply during your senior year and then request a deferral if you're accepted, or you can wait and apply during your gap year. Both options have their pros and cons. Applying during your senior year and requesting a deferral allows you to have a college lined up and gives you peace of mind during your gap year. However, some colleges may have strict deferral policies, so you'll need to research the schools you're interested in to see if they allow deferrals and under what circumstances. On the other hand, waiting to apply during your gap year may give you more time to focus on your applications, but it might be more challenging to gather recommendations and other necessary materials after you've been out of school for a while. Ultimately, the decision depends on your personal preferences and the specific colleges you're applying to. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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