GAP YEAR BASICS
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.
Resources by GYS
Access posts and information by Katherine and Gap Year Solutions
Michael Horn’s The Future of Education Substack has an excellent summary of the drivers of higher education’s costs, which have risen significantly higher than inflation for decades. (This post also covers ChatGPT.)
Click here to read the article posted January 19, 2023
Click here for New York Times article, November 1, 2022
Click here for Wall Street Journal article, April 27, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be driving dramatic increases in depression and anxiety among college students. Click here to read.
Watch Webinar: College Admissions and Gap Years Amidst COVID-19 (Gap Year Solutions)
See three students talk about their Gap Year experiences: Belmont High School Panel Discussion, January 11, 2018
View short presentation by Katherine about Gap Years and their many benefits.
Click here for Belmont Media Center interview of Katherine about gap years.
Click here to read the post: A Student’s View / College conundrum: Sorry, parents, research shows there’s wisdom in gap years (Duluth News Tribune)…
Click here to read the post: One Year Ago…in which Greta reflects on her Gap Year (Carleton College Admissions Blog)
Click here to read the post: The Need For Discovery Gap Years, Microinternships As Students Choose College (Forbes.com)
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:Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety (NY Times)
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: Ready or not? What to do when your teen isn’t prepared for college (MSNBC)
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.…