Hi! I would say it depends a lot on how you feel at the moment. For instance, a gap year would be great if you are in no rush to go to college, you need to work to save money for tuition, just want a break from studying, you are not sure of what you want to study and others. However, it is important to understand that if you do take a gap year, the rhythm of study would be affected as you would spend a certain amount of time not studying. So one can easily lose motivation and maybe even change their mind about going to college. However, a mental break or break to work can be great to just let your mental health recover for a bit, to make some decisions on what career you want to choose and others. Just know that if you do take a gap year, make sure you can do something productive that can help you overall such as earning money, learning a new language, and others.