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Gap Year

RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
edited June 2019 in University of Chicago
Is it common practice at U Chicago to offer admission for next year instead of the year you applied if you aren’t 18?
edited June 2019
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  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying 7867 replies28 threads Senior Member
    Do you mean younger than 18 at the time you apply (which is true for many applicants) or younger than 18 by the time you arrive on campus? Will you be a high school senior at the time of application?
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    If you are 17 as an applicant and part of freshman year.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    *bump
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  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying 7867 replies28 threads Senior Member
    Are you still a high school senior at time of application?
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    Not me but yes.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 10880 replies136 threads Senior Member
    My D had a couple of friends who skipped grades early on and went to college before they were 18. Their parents had to sign extra forms but that was the only difference. I’ve not heard of colleges delaying admission for any reason other than academics.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    Academics aren't an issue in this case.
    edited June 2019
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  • TravelMom402TravelMom402 36 replies2 threads Junior Member
    are you talking about the gap year option from the waiting list? the z-list?
    UChicago and a few other schools offer this option for kids that are wait listed. Once the current year class is full they offer a few students the option of admission for the following year with conditions - no college course work during the gap year, withdrawal of acceptance from other schools, no applications to other schools, etc. Kids who turn them down were never officially offered acceptance so it doesn't count against yield. But their stats will count in the next year's class. So they are high stats kids, I don't think age is the issue, more likely it is based on profile - specific interest or talent that doesn't have room in the current class, etc. Also a possibility that its a strategic decision to offer to kids who aren't full pay but don't have low enough SARs to get serious aid. Those families will struggle to pay for UChicago and are more likely to turn down the admission because of the aid formulas.
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