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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Gap Year for Americans
May27

Gap Year for Americans

Reactions to our decision to take a gap year got me wondering why this is so common in Europe and Australia, but not in the U.S. — So, I did a little research. Here’s what I found.

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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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