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How to handle a gap year before college?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I've been considering taking a gap year before college. I'm not sure what I would do during that year and how it might affect my college applications. Do any of you have experience with taking a gap year? What did you do and how did you handle the college application process? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! My child took a gap year before starting college, and it turned out to be a great decision for them. They spent their time volunteering abroad and working on personal projects, which helped them grow as a person and gain valuable life experiences. As for the college application process, they applied during their senior year of high school and requested a deferral once they were accepted. Most colleges are open to deferring enrollment for a year, so it's a good idea to research the policies of the schools you're interested in. Make sure you have a solid plan for your gap year, as colleges appreciate students who use their time wisely and pursue meaningful experiences. If you're unsure what you want to do, take some time to brainstorm and research different opportunities, such as internships, travel, or volunteering. Good luck with your decision!

10 months ago

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