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Will taking a gap year affect my college admissions chances?

Hello! I'm a junior in high school, and I've been considering taking a gap year after graduation. Will this negatively impact my chances of getting into college? What should I do during my gap year to ensure I'm still an attractive candidate? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hi there! Taking a gap year can actually be a great decision for some students, and it doesn't necessarily have to negatively impact your college admissions chances. In fact, many colleges appreciate when students take a gap year, as it can provide them with valuable experiences and personal growth that they can bring to their college community. The key is to make sure you're using your gap year productively and have a clear plan in place. Engage in activities that will allow you to grow personally and professionally, such as volunteering, internships, or traveling. This will show colleges that you're proactive and committed to personal development. Additionally, make sure to research the colleges you're interested in to understand their specific policies on gap years, as some may require you to apply for a deferral. Overall, if you can demonstrate how your gap year has enriched your life and made you a stronger candidate, it shouldn't negatively affect your college admissions chances. Best of luck in your decision-making process!

10 months ago

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