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after high school do you think is the best idea to continue to college or take a year off

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Kala’s Answer

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.
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Samantha’s Answer

I went into college immediately and inevitably took a gap. Ultimately it is up to you but I do think the gap helped me to figure out a lot about what I want. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to education. Take the path that you need to take
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Aishwarya’s Answer

I think it depends on what you want/need. Consider your mental and physical health, financial situation, your interests/goals. Sometimes after a challenging time, time off can be helpful. But you don't want to waste the year. Would you want to start a business? Travel? Try out online classes? Would that be affordable for you or would college be better? Also, consider if a gap year is more for your benefit or just to avoid something else. Be sure to consult a friend or parent or other confidant as well. Journaling through the options can also help! Best of luck!
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Steve’s Answer

Of course, there are pros and cons for waiting a year after high school before starting college. The biggest risks are that your study skills and discipline may deteriorate significantly, and you may begin to forgot a lot of the material that you learned (particularly in technical areas such as math and sciences).

If you are a strong student and have a solid plan to do something productive with a gap year, perhaps gaining experience in your chosen field, it might be workable. Just be sure to carefully consider the challenges that will come with going into a college environment where everyone else is fresh out of high school and you haven't studied or used that knowledge in over a year.

Good luck!
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