Should students take a year off after high school?

12/27/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Students who take a year off between high school and college often perform better in college than their peers, according to Robert Clagett, former dean of admissions at Middlebury College and former senior admissions officer at Harvard College. In this blog post, he makes the case for the so-called "gap year," saying that the time off gives students the chance to discover what they are most passionate about, so they will be more successful when they do enroll in college.

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