Gap Year Students Tend to Be Wealthy

A parent recently asked us, “Because so many students admitted to the Class of 2024 opted for gap years and because students who tend to take gap years are wealthy, will elite universities compensate this year by admitting more low-income students and fewer privileged applicants?” The answer is an unequivocal … 

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Starting College Instead of Taking a Gap Year

How should students admitted to college this past year as members of the Class of 2024 be spending their gap years? That’s simple. They shouldn’t be taking gap years — at least, not if they’re domestic students. As Ivy Coach is cited in Business Insider Australia in a piece entitled … 

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Gap Years for the Affluent

There’s an article up on Bloomberg Businessweek that focuses on how many affluent high school seniors have the option to take a gap year during these uncertain times whereas less affluent high school seniors have no such luxury. In the piece, entitled “The Covid-19 College Gap Year Exposes a Great … 

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Gap Years for MBA Students

In light of all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, many of our nation’s elite universities have assured this year’s batch of high school seniors that they can choose to take a gap year if they so wished. Our nation’s top MBA programs, however, have not all been as flexible with … 

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