Gap year AFTER Freshmen Year of College?
Does anyone have thoughts, advice, or kids with experience taking a gap year after their freshman year of college? My freshman student is at a school that is not a good fit. He has made friends, is not home sick, is getting good grades...so it is not a "Freshman year can be hard" thing. The small LAC he is at is just not a good fit for him. He has missed the transfer application deadline and we are discussing a gap year and reapplying during that year. He does not want to just get a job locally and take classes at a community college but rather to figure out something meaningful and interesting to do. (He is also willing to do that but wants to make sure he is doing something that sets him up for social interaction and structure.) We can look at traditional gap year programs but I am seeking feedback about anyone's experience of taking a gap year after one year of college and any advice that could be specific to this situation. Also, if you have thoughts about applying to selective schools after taking a year off and what factors we might consider around that. Thank you.