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.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
Connect with your future classmates
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions