Forced Gap Year URG help

My best friend finished high school in 2020 and applied to a bunch of US universities, intending to go on fall 2021. However due to financial problems from covid he couldn’t ultimately go and had to take a gap year. He is set on going to the US, would he have to apply again on 2021? How would it work since he already finished high school?

For many reasons, not least of which is privacy, asking for a friend posts are not allowed. Your friend needs to ask his own questions from his own account. Closing.