Unprecedented Numbers of Students Are Taking a Gap Year. What Should They Do With the Time? (EdSurge)

"In ordinary times, Harvard University has made a practice of encouraging its admitted students to consider deferring admission and taking a gap year. Twenty percent of its first-year students have now taken them up on that offer—roughly three times the number that usually defer."—Source: EdSurge

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Large numbers of students planning to take a gap year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Rather than framing this as a year off, students should focus their energies on making the most of this experience, despite the difficulties imposed by a global health crisis. EdSurge offers helpful advice to help students carve a meaningful path.