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When Do I Tell Colleges About My Gap Year Plans?

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I have a question about my applications. I am only applying to schools where I can defer for a year after getting accepted, and I plan to do that. I will be backpacking in Asia all next year and then going to college after that. Do I need to tell colleges that I plan to defer my acceptance at some point during the application process? Or is that something I tell them later on (after I get in)?

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