Have you ever heard of someone doing this?

<p>I have a friend who is taking a year off--but she hasn't applied to college yet! She says she's going to apply next year.</p>

<p>There are people who do this. Some even take a couple of years off. However, f I were her, I would apply now and then take a year of. This has the advantage that, in case she doesn't get into her first choice now, she can do something impressive in the gap year, retake the tests etc. and then apply again. Then she'd have a better chance. Well, but I guess now it's too late for that anyway.</p>