Help average student with lots of GAP year due to financial turbulence
satmaster9 38 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Admissions Hindsight and Lessons Learned
Hello fellow collegeconfidential member i need your opinion on a very serious issue that i am facing actually i am a student from INDIA i graduated from high school in 2008 with biology,physics,chemistry,computer sciences and English.i was in top 5% of my class and i have remined A grade student throughout senior high school in biology.But eversince i have came out of school i am in attempt to go to USA but due to some financial turbulence i failed to do so(the admission fees and test fees are a lot for us).this year when i finally got the money another issue surfaced and apparently i wont be able to apply to college this year as well.and now i am planning to apply next year for FALL or SPRING semester of 2012.now like i said i have graduated in 2008 and all this time gap years have added up currently 2.5 years and if i fail to go this year another 1 year will add up totalling 3.5 years.I dont want to study in INDIA i want to do research work which has little scope down here thats why i didnt joined here and it isnt an option at all.so is it okay to have a few GAP years due to financial reasons or it will lead to denial of admission at good and top universities please advice.what effect it will have on applying to universities like BOSTON UNIVERSITY,UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA,MIT,CALTECH,STONY BROOK etc.what is your take on this slight above average student with 3-4 GAP year applying to US universities for admission taking SAT etc.3 replies
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