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Will a gap year hurt my chances of getting into college?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior, and I've been considering taking a gap year after high school. I have some exciting plans and opportunities, but I'm worried that taking a year off might negatively impact my chances of getting into a good college. Has anyone here taken a gap year, and if so, how did it affect your college admissions process? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! I understand your concern about taking a gap year and the potential impact on your college admissions. My child took a gap year before starting college, and it turned out to be a positive experience for them. It's important to have a clear plan for your gap year and be able to articulate how it will contribute to your personal growth and future goals. Colleges generally appreciate when students have taken the time to explore their passions and gain real-world experiences. Just make sure you keep track of your application deadlines and requirements, as they may differ from those for students applying straight out of high school. Ultimately, a well-planned gap year can enhance your application and demonstrate your commitment to your chosen field. So don't worry too much, and focus on making the most of your time off! Good luck!

9 months ago

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