Rising rejections at highly-selective colleges and hopes for better luck in a year are pushing more seniors to take a yearlong pause after high school.
Is the most recent change in focus for Gap Year students a sign of things to come in higher ed? Perhaps. One thing we can say with confidence is that the steep and ongoing decline in acceptance rates at selective colleges is almost certainly going to increase the number of students taking a Gap Year.
Gap Year Solutions recently had the opportunity to speak with Moira McCullough, founder of College Scoops. Moira believes so strongly that students need to find the right college fit, including non-academic areas, that she started a company to fill the need!
Let’s give these students the ability to take time to discover who they are, and why they are even going to college.
The traditional educational path often falls short for both students and the colleges they attend, with over 30% of freshmen failing to return to their initial college.