While the idea of a gap year is appealing to many students, some are afraid to ask for one after they accept a college’s offer of admission.
This trepidation is understandable, but students have little reason to worry here. According to a recent New York Times article, admissions officers are generally big fans of the gap year. There is now a belief that the gap-year experience reinvigorates students and improves their attitude toward school. Additionally, a former admissions dean from one elite college suggests that students who have taken a gap year get better grades than their peers do.
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