In fact, a recent study shows that less and less students are deciding to go directly from high school graduation to college, opting to take a year off instead.
Referred to as “a gap year”, this break is common in England and is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States.
Interesting enough, programs like USA Gap Year Fairs were actually established to help students focus on their “personal growth” during the year off. In response to the new trend, some colleges – such as Princeton University, MIT and Amherst College — are creating policies to allow students to defer their admission.
Aspiring college students — Do you plan to go directly to a university or wait a year before admission?