Gap Year Resources

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See if you are a good Gap Year candidate

You may be a great candidate for taking a year off between high school and college, or during college. Experience has shown that 90% of students taking a Gap Year will enroll in a four year college, and be more focused and ready to embrace college learning. 

Resource Library

The CDC COVID-19 page provides information about travel during the pandemic.

Click here for Belmont Media Center interview of Katherine about gap years.

Click here to read the post: Three Cheers for Internships (Wall Street Journal)

Click here to read the post: My global career begins with Denison (Denison University Admissions Blog)

Click here to read the post: The Best Freshman Year is a Gap Year (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Click here to read the post: Teens, Anxiety and Gap Years (Belmont Citizen-Herald)

Click here to read the post: Five Myths of Gap Years (Belmont Citizen-Herald)

Click here to read the post: Colleges Warm to Gap Years (Belmont Citizen-Herald)

Click here to read the post: Motivations and Healthy Decisions in Choosing College with Michael B. Horn (College Admissions Podcast with Mark and Anna – whole podcast is excellent. Gap Years covered 28:30 – 35:30)

Click here to read the post: On Leave: College Wellness, Mental Health And Not Returning To Campus (NPR – on demand audio from 11/27/2018 – specific segment on gap years starts at 33:00)

Click here to read the post: Teen Anxiety Changing Gap Years (Belmont Citizen-Herald)

Click here for Gap Years during a global pandemic article by Katherine.

More and more, U.S. teens are considering their options before jumping right from high school to college. Rather than simply choosing among colleges, many of today’s high school seniors are also beginning to defer the college experience – usually for a year.

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