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Is a second gap year going to ruin my chances at admissions this year?

funplantfunplant 0 replies3 threads New Member
Hi everyone!

I can't help but feel discouraged or worried about my chances at getting admitted because of 2 gap years. I'm currently on my second gap year because of financial issues & COVID-19. My family decided that it was best if I were to stay in my country rather than leave to a different country because of the ongoing pandemic. I am a low-income U.S citizen living abroad. EFC is zero, and I JUST discovered of QuestBridge a few months ago and am applying through QB this year.

Yet, I feel like my second gap year will be taken as a negative to AO's. Is applying through QB going to help? I'm just really worried about that but I'm wondering if this is even a matter worth worrying about...

Are 2 gap years going to ruin my chances at admission, especially for QB? Any advice and input will be very much appreciated!! Thank you all!
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6906 replies2 threads Senior Member
    What have you done during your gap years? Working is a very reasonable thing to do in a gap year, even at a low wage job.

    I think that quite a few students have taken gap years this year because of the pandemic. The one student that I know well who is currently in university is getting bored with the on-line classes and particularly with the lack of labs (which we hope will open soon).

    In my limited experience older students with work experience were more consistently solid students compared to ones who went straight from high school to university.

    I would not worry about even two gap years.
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