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Cannot Go to College? Please Help.

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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 64,339 Senior Member
    edited January 12
    one important thing to keep in mind,... I think that if you do take a gap year and hope to gain admission as a freshman (and the big 4-year scholarships granted to freshmen) is that if you enroll in even one college course at community college you will no longer be considered a freshman...thus no longer eligible for the big scholarships to four-year programs.

    Colleges' policies vary as to what disqualifies a student from applying as frosh (e.g. a very small number of college credits after high school graduation may be allowed, or summer enrollment may be allowed). Check each college's web site (although it may be hard to find on many). However, the safest thing to do to preserve frosh eligibility during a gap year is not take any college courses after high school graduation.

    However, some colleges may limit frosh scholarships to those attending college immediately after high school (not frosh with gap years after high school). For example, here is a full ride that has that stipulation:
    http://www.pvamu.edu/faid/home/types-of-aid/scholarships/university-scholarships/
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