Although the term is generally used to mean taking time off after high school, technically, a gap year is when students who’ve been admitted to college formally request to delay their start date for a year to travel, work, or volunteer. Is a gap year a fantastic idea, or risky, expensive procrastination? These questions will help you decide if a gap year is right for your child.
If your teen is thinking about a gap year, talk it over
Updated: January 24, 2019