Gap Years

<p>So today I was talking to a friend from my college and she said that she's in a situation where she may have to take a gap year (for financial reasons) and she recently got emailed by her friend that he will be taking a gap year because of depression, transition issues he had, etc. So I was wondering, how prevalent has gap years that you know of, been prevalent in your school? Obviously things happen in which we can't control which can result in taking a gap year, but, would you ever want to take a gap year or just sail through the 4 years consecutively?</p>

<p>It's rough that my friend told me she may possibly taking a gap year because we were getting close and now she's going to be gone for a year :(</p>

<p>I think gap years are getting more frequent, especially since people are taking the opportunity to work, intern, or volunteer overseas.</p>

<p>How about a gap 10 years? lol... Seriously, I was just going to take a couple semesters off to save money and figure out what I wanted to do and it was ten years before I started back.
If you can avoid it, definitely avoid the gap year because often they last much longer than the year you intended.</p>

<p>There are good reasons to take a gap year, definitely.</p>

<p>If you just want a break, ir extended vacation, I think its pointless.</p>

<p>Don't spend ant more time in college then you have to (excluding taking a very heavy load to get out quicker)</p>

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<p>Dude you read my mind! That's exactly my mind set and that's what I told my friend. I told her, for me, I wouldn't want to stay in school any longer than I have to. This has nothing to do with the school, social life, academics, student body, etc. I'm class of 2014 and I plan on graduating in 2014. Not 2015. Not 2016. 2014. </p>

<p>I'm here to get that diploma, hopefully make friendships along the way and have fun, and get out of there like a bat outta hell.</p>