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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

APRIL 2013

College Decision Time!

May 1 is the time when seniors need to make their college decision and or choose to request a deferment for a semester or year off. Some colleges admit students in January or February which provides the perfect opportunity to take time in the Fall to do something entirely different - travel, volunteer, challenge themselves on a outdoor wilderness adventure course, immerse themselves in a culture and language. The window almost beckons that tired, burned out, so-done-with school senior to step off the educational conveyor belt and explore the world and try something different, new and all together non-academic!

If you are thinking of taking a gap semester or year, check with the college of your choice to make sure that they allow deferments and will reserve your financial aid package PRIOR to making plans. Most colleges and universities acknowledge and value the maturity and perspective gained by the student who has taken a gap year. However, there are some public state universities who require re-application or do not approve deferments.

Once you have the college’s blessing and approval, then NOW is the time to start planning your time OUT. Ask yourself these important questions:
  • What are my goals for this time?
  • Are my parents on board with this idea?
  • How will I finance this?
  • What is my timeline?
  • Do I need help in planning this?
If you arrive at this last question and feel totally overwhelmed by all the choices and options on the internet and all that literature piled up on your desk from last January’s Gap Year Fair, then contact me and I am happy to meet with you to design and plan a gap year that you will never regret. Like colleges, gap year programs have deadlines too, and now is the time to start delving into all those wonderful opportunities that await you! Contact me through my website at Best of luck for the remainder of your spring term!

Best of luck to all those seniors for the balance of your spring term and to all those juniors gearing up for this college and gap year process!!

Marion Taylor MSW
Founder and Owner

Contact Marion with your Gap Year Questions!

Taylor The Gap, LLC


Hear what former gappers have to say about their gap year!

"At the end of my gap year, I felt more confident, focused, and ready to handle challenges. I felt that by getting to know myself outside of school, I had a deeper understanding of where I wanted to go and where I needed to be" -- Taylor R.

"I greatly appreciate living in the moment and not wasting time on things that don't matter. Taking a gap year was the best decision I ever made. I learned more about myself and life than I ever thought possible. I am grateful for this gift of time and feel better prepared for the next chapters in my life." -- Connor S.


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