For some, the idea of transitioning directly from high school to college sounds less than ideal. Instead, these students choose to take a gap year between the two. Some do so to first gain some real-world experience before strolling onto a college campus. Others might find a gap year necessary for financial reasons. Sometimes, health — either that of the student or of a family member — can play a role in this decision. Regardless of why you might be considering taking a year (or just a semester) off, here are three tips to ensure you don't fall behind during your time away from school.
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