It's entirely possible that some of you rising high school seniors may end up considering the so-called “gap year" option at some point during your college process, which is on the near horizon. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, rest assured that it has nothing to do with trendy, upscale clothing. (A little humor there. Very little.)
Taking a gap year simply means that some high school seniors intend to wait a full year after high school graduation before attending college. Some (perhaps the majority) go through the traditional college process during senior year and acquire their acceptances. Then, after choosing their best-fit school, exercise their option to defer attending until fall term the following year.