3 years ago
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Should I take one year gap and apply for college?

My school doesn't have any AP classes or Honors classes or any clubs or volunteering programmes.So this makes it difficult for my application process.So should I take one year gap and indulge in the above mentioned activities?

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3 years ago

First of all, what do you do outside of school? Are you involved with a church youth group? Do you take private piano lessons (or anything like that)? Do you have any hobbies you initiated? My older sisters and I weren't really in many clubs, but each of us took private piano/string lessons, attended church youth activities and service projects, participated in the NHS program, and pursued other hobbies (including crochet, reading, and writing). At least for my older sisters, they had no problem getting accepted into the schools they were interested in, but they did have pretty good GPAs and whatnot.

I know many students from church who do a 1.5-2 year gap before/during college to go on a church mission, so I know (at least for the colleges those kids attended) that their colleges were fairly understanding, but I don't know if it would be a good choice in your situation. It might depend on which colleges you are wanting to attend.

Also, you don't need to take AP classes to take the tests.

Hope that helps! Good luck!!!

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