More High School Students Taking Gap Years

Have you ever considered taking a gap year? If so, you are not alone.

Trends demonstrate that an increasing number of high school students are deciding not to head directly to college. A recent article in Time shows that about 1.2% of first time college freshman chose to defer enrollment for a year. These students are taking part in a variety of experiences such as volunteer programs and study abroad.

Gap year programs may be a great option for students who need some time before transitioning from high school to college. That extra year may allow some students time for growth and maturity, opportunity to give back to communities in need, increase their cultural awareness, or simply take the time to de-stress from a hectic senior year of high school and the college admissions process before facing life in college.

For for more information check out some of our recent blog posts including: How to Find a “Good” Gap Year Program , What is a Gap Year and Why Should I Consider Taking One? and To Gap Year or Not?

Published by Mark Montgomery

Mark is a leading educational consultant. His experience as a professor, college administrator, and youth mentor help him guide students from around the country and around the world.

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