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Gap Year

Catinthehat23Catinthehat23 1 replies7 threads New Member
Is it too late to plan a meaningful gap year now (April 6)?

I'm burnt out and not ready for college. I already got into college, so I'd be deferring for a year.
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6417 replies1 threads Senior Member
    It is not too late to plan a meaningful gap year.

    One issue is that with the coronavirus none of us really know what will be happening in September. We do not even know if schools will be open in September (a subject for a different thread).

    If you are not ready to start university in September, then my recommendation would be to take a one year break. Even if you just work at McDonalds or in a garden center moving plants around (probably not the best choice in the winter if you are from the north) having worked for a year will give you another perspective on life which I think will be useful for a university student.
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  • PendooPendoo 41 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Do UCs allow students to take a gap year. I don't plan to but as I am a graduating senior I want to decide whether to go to a university which I know does allow gap years or a UC.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 82725 replies738 threads Senior Member
    Pendoo wrote: »
    Do UCs allow students to take a gap year. I don't plan to but as I am a graduating senior I want to decide whether to go to a university which I know does allow gap years or a UC.

    Standard policy on deferred enrollment varies by campus (see web sites or common data set):

    UCB: yes, but rarely
    UCD: yes, does not specify criteria for approval
    UCI: no
    UCLA: yes, for extenuating circumstances like being called to active military duty
    UCM: no
    UCR: no
    UCSD: no
    UCSB: no
    UCSC: no
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