A Season of Hope

During this spring season, I am filled with hope, especially as I see the number of COVID vaccinations increase and infections decline significantly from highs earlier this year. I am optimistic about what is ahead in the Gap Year world, and want to share a few of the things I’m thinking about.

Highlights from College Gap Year Survey

Schools with the highest rates of Gap Year deferrals were also those with 100% remote learning in fall 2020. With one exception, every school responding to our survey indicated that their policy for Gap Year deferrals for the Class of 2025 will be the same as last year. Visit our latest post to access the full list and deferral data.

101 Things to do during a COVID Gap Year

There are so many things to do during a time when social distancing guidelines are still in place and international travel is limited. These are great ideas for any Gap Year – keep them in mind even when we are back to our “new normal”!

Latest Analysis of 2020 Gap Year Numbers

Our analysis estimates that the number of high school graduates opting for a Gap Year increased to 6.1% in 2020. We started with 2019 data from 55 colleges and universities indicating that 1.8% of admitted first years took a Gap Year in 2019.

There is a Solution to Every Situation: An Interview with Elizabeth Pyle

Elizabeth Pyle, a a mom of four, business owner, and active community member, tells Gap Year Solutions the mission of her mentoring company College Success Plan and how it came to be.