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Considering taking a Gap Year?
If you’re considering taking a “pause” from your studies, go through the college application process, but ask about deferral policies both for academics and financial aid. Thinking about those things now provides time to decide if a gap is a...
Ryan Clark, MBA, CCPS, Author
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