Gap Year coming to America?
We‚Äôve always admired Malia Obama, both as a she‚Äôll take a gap year before college.
Um, that‚Äôs SO cool. Can we take a gap year too?!
The answer is yes, of course. It‚Äôs typically easiest to take a gap year after high school,¬†but a break is realistically possible at any stage in the game. We‚Äôve done a bit of digging to serve up what you need to know. Questions you may ask include:
If I haven‚Äôt been to college, should I apply before or after my gap year?
It depends on how confident you are about what you‚Äôd like to study in college, and where. Some schools ‚Äî like Harvard ‚Äî encourage gap years and will gladly defer admission while you travel. A few others go so far as to provide scholarships for gap year travel.
Still other schools, however, do not allow students to defer acceptance once admitted. It would behoove you to research your university of choice and find out more about their policies. Maybe it will even impact where you choose to apply.