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.
This week we highlight two students who were able to successfully plan Gap Year travel in the U.S., despite limitations of COVID.
We recently spoke with several students who told us their stories as they made the best of an unprecedented situation and found ways to stay active, engaged and excited during their Gap Years.
Many families are wondering if it will be harder for this year’s high school seniors to get into college for Fall 2021, because students who took Gap Years this year will be starting college next fall instead of fall 2020.
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.
Life has certainly been exciting for Gap Year Solutions these last few months! As colleges and universities continued to announce their fall plans, I have had a deluge of students and families inquiring about Gap Years.
Let’s give these students the ability to take time to discover who they are, and why they are even going to college.
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By Anna Nickerson, Babson College Class of 2022 A Gap Year is an exciting opportunity for students, providing them with opportunities to get out of their comfort zones, gain valuable life skills, improve independent decision making, gain work experience, and so much more. But how does a Gap Year impact students further down the roadContinue reading “Gap Years’ Lasting Impact”