Comparing College Career Paths

Despite my younger sister being two years behind me in high school, we’ll be graduating from college at the same time. Have I spent an extra two years pursuing my Bachelor’s? Luckily, not quite.

Before enrolling at college, I took a year-long gap year off from school. My sister, on the other hand, immediately started college when she graduated from high school.

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Cons of Taking a Gap Year

Whether you decide to take a gap year straight out of high school or before transferring to another college/university, I think that there are a numerous amount of pros to note when considering a gap year. Therefore, sometimes the cons can be overlooked because of how badly you’d like to take a gap year. Continue reading “Cons of Taking a Gap Year”

What You Need To Do During Your Gap Year

Whether you’re considering taking a gap year, or you’ve already decided to take one, finding something productive to do with your time can be a difficult, yet fun, task. A gap year is the perfect time to test careers and explore your interests.

Gap year: A one-year hiatus from academic studies to allow for nonacademic activities. – Mirriam-Webster.com

I think one of the main benefits of a gap year is the opportunity to gain hands-on experience before starting college, which will help you pick a college major. This way, you can avoid taking classes for a major that you decide isn’t for you after all. By doing so, you won’t lose credits, money, or time because you can stick with your original major.

Here’s a list of some of the many things you can do with your newly acquired free time:

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5 Reasons To Take A Gap Year

I filled out college applications during my senior year of high school like everyone else. We were expected to enroll at a college the following fall, and I planned to do just that.

It never occurred to me that there might be another option.

However, due to health reasons, I found myself taking a “gap year” the year after graduating high school.


Gap year: A one-year hiatus from academic studies to allow for nonacademic activities. – Mirriam-Webster.com


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During my gap year, I ran a muffin baking business. I learned a lot that year, especially about myself, and now I’m a strong supporter of taking a gap year for the following reasons:

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