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Gap Year Experiences

Gap Year 
A gap year is typically a year-long break between high school and college/university. During the gap year a student normally travels or maintains some type of regular work.  Students who take gap years typically undergo a growth in maturity and may be better prepared to benefit from higher education or decide the form of education they wish to pursue.  The key is to have a plan in place and still apply to college in senior year of high school.  Once admitted to college, a student makes the decision to accept and at the same time request a deferral of their enrollment for a semester or a year.

FHS alum Tess McNally '24 created a website with lots of great gap year information and resources as her senior project.  Check out the Gap Year Site!

Additional information about gap years may be found at the U.S. Gap Year Association