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Gap Year FAQ

Posted by Kristen Steinbeck

Aug 4, 2017 1:57:12 PM

 

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While the word "gap" might have negative connotations, we believe a gap year — when you defer college for a year to get some real-world experience — is an excellent way to mature and grow before heading off to college. But there are many questions about how to navigate these years; below, we answer a few of them:

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Topics: college admissions, College Essay, gap year


Why You Should Start the College Prep Process ASAP

Posted by Allison Wignall

Dec 28, 2016 2:06:22 PM

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There is a common myth floating around that serious college prep starts junior or even senior year—but this is a dangerous mindset that could make you late to the game. In truth, there’s no year “too early” to start preparing for a college education, and we’re here to prove that!

Crunch Time

One of the biggest benefits of starting the prep process early is that you don’t leave everything to the last minute. It can be a major pain to scramble around researching different colleges, compiling applications, writing essays, filing financial aid forms, studying for the ACT or SAT/PSAT (not to mention taking them), and keeping up with regular schoolwork while application deadlines approach.

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Topics: college application, financial aid, scholarships, college visits,, college application essay, PSAT, sat, ACT, College Essay


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