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Does anyone know what "PG" means under Activities Section of the CommonApp?

screwitlahscrewitlah Posts: 1,980Registered User Senior Member
edited November 2007 in College Admissions
After 9 10 11 12, there's a "PG" year. Does anyone know what it means? Does it refer to the gap year?
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Replies to: Does anyone know what "PG" means under Activities Section of the CommonApp?

  • aa90aa90 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    I believe it's post-graduate
  • screwitlahscrewitlah Posts: 1,980Registered User Senior Member
    hmmm. wow the online commonapp says its "13th year of high school"?! that doesn't indicate that it's post-graduate. it makes you sound like you were retained.

    So that space should be for the gap year, am I right?
  • T26E4T26E4 Posts: 15,297Registered User Senior Member
    Also Canadians have the option for 13th year. There's nothing "bad" about it nor is it seen as "retraining"
  • scorpio08scorpio08 Posts: 777Registered User Member
    it means proctor and gamble......jk
  • MmCheezItsYayMmCheezItsYay Posts: 228Registered User Junior Member
    or parental guidance... :P
  • FellowCCViewerFellowCCViewer Posts: 3,777Registered User Senior Member
    No, it means Pre-Gangster
  • katia11katia11 Posts: 611Registered User Member
    Actually it's Pre-Gradschool for the kids who cure world hunger at age 4.
  • FellowCCViewerFellowCCViewer Posts: 3,777Registered User Senior Member
    ^Bogus/*randomtext*/
  • tokenadulttokenadult Posts: 17,473Super Moderator Senior Member
    PG = postgraduate year in this context. Some students enroll in a "prep" high school for a postgraduate year after doing the usual years of high school at a local school.

    Yes, some Canadian students in some provinces routinely study in a 13th grade before graduating from high school.
  • screwitlahscrewitlah Posts: 1,980Registered User Senior Member
    hm, thing is, I didn't enroll in any school during my 13th year. essentially i enlisted into the military. I still checked the PG box for the activities which I continued doing while serving in the military. would that be alright, or should I email Yale an explanation?

    can "gap year" be used interchangeably with "PG year"?

    can a PG year be spent in the military, even if it's conscription?
  • greennbluegreennblue Posts: 1,736Registered User Senior Member
    A gap year is not the same thing as a PG year. A gap year is when you take a year off of school to work, travel, or do other activities of your choice. A PG year is when you are enrolled in a prep school for an extra year. Typically PG students are athletes who want to star on the field while polishing up their academics.
  • screwitlahscrewitlah Posts: 1,980Registered User Senior Member
    shucks. what should i do now?
  • screwitlahscrewitlah Posts: 1,980Registered User Senior Member
    should I email the Yale admissions office and tell them abt the mistake??
  • QuixoticRickQuixoticRick Posts: 1,289Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, I would.
  • screwitlahscrewitlah Posts: 1,980Registered User Senior Member
    damn, just when I thought I could chill out and watch cable for awhile. the perils of being an international student. I've sent an email, and I hope they won't be too annoyed.
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