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Should You Take a Gap Year or Go to College in Fall 2020?

Penned by J2Guides co-founder Jason Sarouhan, this timely and eloquent piece was picked up by Boston-based TeenLife, The Leading Directory for Teen Academic and Enrichment Opportunities. “College-bound students around the country are out of time and lack critical information to make a decision about their path forward this fall. Final admissions deadlines for most colleges …

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How to Write a College Deferral Letter, Using an Oreo Cookie

If you have been accepted into college and have also decided to take a gap year (congratulations!), among your first steps is to ask your college if you can postpone your attendance for a year: you will request a deferral, or to defer your admission. Requesting a deferral to take a gap year during COVID-19 …

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7 Tips for Planning a Gap Year During COVID-19

Every day we ask ourselves how we can be of best use to the experiential and international community, and to you – the families whose ideas of either gap year or college have been turned upside down. Our approach has been, from the start, a forward-facing one that focuses on¬†transparency, productivity, community and communication as …

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