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Your Goals, Your Life, Your Gap Year

A gap year is a chance to explore the world while considering "Who am I?" and "What do I want to do with my life?" Learn more about gap year programs here!

by Jane and Jason Sarouhan


Unexpected Reasons to Take a Gap Year

Considering a gap year but not sure of your "why?" It might be one of these two unexpected reasons.

by Cassiana Robinson


Common (Unfounded) Concerns About Taking a Gap Year

Wondering how taking a gap year might affect your college admission or financial aid? A student explains some common gap year concerns and why you shouldn't be worried at all.

by Tamar Lilienthal


Does Taking a Gap Year Affect College Admission?

Many students consider taking a gap year but worry it will affect their admission status or future college admission. Here's what to know from an expert.

by Lindsey Conger


3 Adventurous Gap Year Programs to Consider

Gap years are becoming more and more popular. If you're a student looking to have a unique experience before college, check out these worldly programs.

by Kristen Moon


All About Kaplan Test Prep's Boost Year Program

If you're leaning toward taking a gap year, you may be weighing your options on how you should spend your time. Could a "Boost Year" be right for you?

by CollegeXpress


3 Practical Benefits of Taking a Gap Year Before College

A gap year is a great opportunity to gain experience, life skills, and clarity on your next steps after high school. Learn more about the benefits here.

by Maddy A-C


3 Wild and Unique Experiences in South Africa for Gap Year Students

A wildlife or conservation-focused gap year is an incredible way to see a different part of the world, gain valuable skills, and learn about nature.

by Annie DuPre


Senior Year Priorities

You're finally a senior! The school year is going to fly by, and before you know it, you'll be crossing the stage. Read on for some tips on getting the most out of your final year of high school.

by Catherine Chervenak


Should I Defer a Year So I Can Receive In–State Tuition?

Sometimes in-state tuition is worth changing your college plans for. Our experts have advice on taking a year off to get in-state tuition.

by Joan Isaac Mohr


Freshman vs. Senior Year of High School: The Biggest Differences

What are the biggest differences between freshman year and senior year of high school? From your classes to your relationships to your, well, you, it's a lot.

by Sara Karnish


Ensuring Equal Opportunities: How to Navigate the Digital Divide in Education

Inequal access to digital technology impacts students every day. Let’s look closer at this crucial issue and ways educators can help bridge the gap.

by Kyle McDermott


How to Finish Senior Year of High School on a Strong Note

It's so easy to slack off at the end of senior year, but putting in the effort will pay off more in the long run. Here’s how you can finish up strong.

by Carolina Jacobs


When Should I Start Saving for My Child’s College Education?

Saving for college should ideally begin years before high school, with planning turning critical around junior year. Learn more from a financial expert here!

by Brendan Coughlin


Should I Take Time Off Before Graduate School?

Getting into grad school isn't easy, and paying for is more of a challenge. Taking a year off first might be smart. Here's some expert advice to consider.

by Donald K. Sherman


Rejected From Your Favorite Colleges? Here's What You Can Do

If you’ve read too many letters from colleges that start with “We regret to inform you,” all hope is not lost! Here’s what you can do to make a new plan.

by Oluwafeolami Awe-Joseph


The 5 Days of CX Gives Back 2023! Enter to Win Our Annual Giveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the CX Gives Back Giveaway. Learn more about our awesome partners and the prizes we're giving away this year!

by CollegeXpress


Video: What to Expect When Entering College

The college journey can often feel like an expectation vs. reality meme. Get prepared for freshman year by learning what to expect from vlogger Jordan-Paige.

by CollegeXpress


8 Advantages of Starting Your College Search Early

Senior year is stressful for most students. Make it a little easier by starting your college search early in high school. Here are eight reasons why!

by Sara Lindberg


Should I Go to College If I'm Not Sure About It?

Is college right for you? Although we'd like to say it's right for everyone, that's not always true. These college experts weigh in to help you decide.

by William T. Conley; Karen P. Condeni; Cyndy McDonald; Joan Isaac Mohr