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.
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.
The data is in – more students are opting for Gap Years this Year. While this may come as no surprise due to the uncertainty that COVID has presented higher education, it is interesting to see the numbers.
Bob Clagett, a leader in the Gap Year movement, talks about the effort to build data on Gap Year outcomes