Over the last year I think I’ve made it pretty obvious that I think the concept of a gap year before going to college is a great idea for many high school graduates. Sure, some students will want to (and should) go straight to college. However, there are also a variety of students that would benefit from taking a year to do something different after high school – maybe doing some traveling or spending a year working in an office as an intern to get some real world experience. In general, I think the standard mindset that each student should graduate from high school and then be immediately shoveled off into college needs to be broken.
To that end, another blog has posted a link with 100 tips for those who want to take a year off in between high school and college. I browsed through the list and it looks pretty solid, so if you are in high school (or if you’re the parent of a high school student) and you’re looking for additional information on a gap year, I’d suggest heading over to the link above.