The Four-Year Gap Year
Jan03

The Four-Year Gap Year

The Four Year Gap Year: My Daughter’s Journey to College. Not every teen is ready to go to college when they graduate. Sometimes a gap year (or 4) can help.

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Parent College Coach Tip #27: Don’t Fear the Gap Year
Aug08

Parent College Coach Tip #27: Don’t Fear the Gap Year

“I want to take a year before I go to college” are some of the most feared words by parents. What do we fear? We fear they won’t want to go back to school after being off for a year. We fear they will lie around the house, watch TV and play video games. We fear they aren’t thinking clearly and have no idea what they are saying. And for those competitive parents, it’s not what they planned. But you don’t necessarily need to fear the...

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Are You A Gap Year Candidate?
Feb27

Are You A Gap Year Candidate?

According to the research, Gap Year graduates who have participated in a structured Gap Year are performing better in college (1-2 points in GPA), graduating earlier, proving more motivated in their studies, engaging more in campus activities, and are happier in their careers.

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Gap Year: Should those words strike fear in your heart?
Jan30

Gap Year: Should those words strike fear in your heart?

Several Ivy League colleges, like Harvard and Princeton, encourage a gap year and in return they gain students who are more focused and are more likely to complete their college education within 5 years.

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Takeaway Tweets from #CampusChat on The Gap Year

Tremendous info shared on #CampusChat's discussion of the Gap Year. A big thank you to Carol Christen (author: What Color is Your Parachute – for Teens) and Robin Pendoley (founder: Thinking Beyond Borders) for sharing their insider knowledge about the benefits and opportunities related to taking a Gap Year before enrolling in college. If you have not read about the Gap Year, check out these posts on Smart College Visit: The...

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Tonight on CampusChat: The Gap Year
Mar16

Tonight on CampusChat: The Gap Year

#CampusChat – Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific. Imagine you're a high school senior. You've applied to a few colleges but your heart's just not in to the outcome and you've got a feeling that maybe you're not quite ready for college.   Yet, you want to do something other than work at the local burger joint but you can't quite put your finger on what that...

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