Preparing for College

The GAP Year: Need A Reason?

We've discussed GAP years before. GAP years are available at many colleges (better check first, though). Your GAP year happens after you have been accepted to and enroll at a college offering this option, but you don't move onto campus until the second fall after your enrollment. In other words, there is a year's “gap" between enrollment and matriculation.

You probably already are aware of what a GAP year is, and maybe even are considering it, but you may be looking for a reason, some motivation for making the GAP year choice. That's what I'd like to cover today — why young people choose the GAP year.

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