Gap Year Consulting

Helping students increase college success by planning transformational Gap Years based on life skills and real world learning

Click here to access the 10/23/2020 Belmont Media Center interview with Katherine


Gap Year Plan

The Gap Year Plan helps students map out their Gap time and suggests activities and experiences to meet their interests, goals and budget. Learn more.

Gap Year Mentoring

For students who are seeking a little extra prompting and organizational support, Gap Year Mentoring helps students stay on track during Gap time. Learn more.


ImagineU offers additional engagement, learning and social connection for those students not traveling during a Gap semester. Learn more.

Gap Year Solutions has been featured in many national and local news articles. Click below to read the most recent publications.


When my husband, our daughter and I first met with Katherine, we were impressed by her knowledge of the field, but even more struck by her connection with our daughter and interest in her life — past, present, and future.

Kristin M. (Parent)

When I returned home, Katherine helped me keep on track, look for a job, and have concrete goals. Katherine’s questions and suggestions revealed that she genuinely cared about my experience and I always enjoyed talking to her.

Mahesh A. (Student)

Katherine was personally invested in getting to know me and really trying to help me make the most of my Gap Year. Her knowledge and passion around helping me reach my personal goals was so motivating. I love her energy!

Arjun D. (Student)

GapChat! Live – join us every Wednesday at 4:00PM ET for virtual office hours. Katherine is available to answer questions about Gap Years and what to expect for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Click here to register for the next session.

The national Gap Year Association has accredited Katherine Stievater of Gap Year Solutions as a Professional Counselor. According to the Gap Year Association, “Accreditation … represents a commitment to the highest standards in safety, quality, and integrity. Accredited counselors have agreed to consistently abide by the Standards of the Gap Year Association. Katherine has demonstrated a thorough understanding of gap year planning that is rooted in experience with a significant number of students.”