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

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Gap Year Planning

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

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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.

Access a library of articles, presentations and other Gap Year information, including COVID-19 perspectives.

Access a library of articles, presentations and other Gap Year information, including COVID-19 perspectives.

Gap Year Solutions has been featured in many national and local news articles.

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From Our Blog

My student didn’t take a Gap Year!

My third son just started college, after deciding not to take a Gap Year…At the end of the day, he exemplifies what I hope for all students: full awareness of the Gap Year option and its benefits, and then a thoughtful CHOICE about whether or not to defer the start of college.

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Founder

Katherine Stievater

Gap Year Solutions helps students increase college success through transformational gap experiences. Founder Katherine Stievater works with students across the U.S. to structure work, service, travel and other activities into a customized plan. Her approach focuses on student ownership, and building life skills such as problem solving, independent living, and resilience. Katherine’s process with her students creates trust and powerful mentoring relationships. She encourages students to embrace this unique opportunity to step off the traditional path, be authentic, and continue to discover themselves!

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