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Better to apply to college before or after gap year?
My high school senior will definitely need a gap year due to depression/anxiety/immaturity. We’re wondering if it’s better/easier to apply to colleges now in her senior year of high school — and asking for a deferral — or wait a year to apply. Her grades have been declining since sophomore year , so we’re not sure she’ll even be accepted anywhere. Perhaps it would be better to apply after she’s taken some college level classes during the gap year and, hopefully, done well. It just seems like the application system is set up for senior year of high school. Once she’s out of high school for a year, what about getting letters of recommendation? Hoping for some advice from someone who’s been through this.6 replies