August 4, 2020

Who Should Plan for a ‘13th Year’ or Other Alternative to College?

As a college admissions advisor, my job is to help high school students find their best fit colleges. But sometimes the best fit college might not be college. That ’13th Year’ might be something else, where other experts need to help. Dr. Teri Solochek, PhD, partner in the SC Group […]
May 27, 2020

Can You Combine College AND a Gap Year?

The gap year has become a hot topic among college admissions advisors this spring. But what if you could choose a college and a gap year experience during this admissions cycle or the next?  Verto Education offers this opportunity to 500 freshmen. Those chosen for this experience spend their first […]
April 22, 2020

Five Questions About The Gap Year In COVID-19 Times

A gap year is becoming a popular option for graduating high school seniors to explore in COVID-19 times. Oft-considered an alternative to the conventional first-year college experience, the possibility of taking a gap year is being weighed against the possibility that colleges will not be able to welcome students to […]
December 2, 2015

The Gap Year: The Best Way to Step Into College Might Be to Step Out for a Short While

While it is common and popular for high school seniors to begin a journey to college. many would be better off taking a detour through a gap year. A gap year, according to the Princeton (NJ)-based Center for Interim Programs, is a  focused, finite period of time in which an individual […]