The idea of a Gap Year is certainly not for everyone, but for students, such as those we met in Australia and New Zealand, who aren’t quite ready to start college right after high school, a Gap Year may be the answer.
About Dr. Heather Ricker-Gilbert
As an independent college admissions consultant, and the parent of three children, I understand the often complex family dynamics that come with choosing the “right” college. With research, careful listening and counseling, I work with students and parents to help make college admissions an exciting and positive experience. My goal is to seek the best combination of educational excellence and quality of campus life for each individual student.
Entries by Dr. Heather Ricker-Gilbert
Congratulations to CollegeGateway seniors and suggestions to consider as you move ahead in making your final college choice.
This winter break, get off the couch and start exploring with some of these activities.
Tips and tricks for your next campus visit and information on a few colleges you should check out.
Acceptance rates for the Class of 2021, suggestions for actions you may take to help you with your decision making, and tips for aspiring college athletes.
Head over to the new College Gateways Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about higher education and college admissions. Check out “Now Is the Time To Take Charge of Your College Search,” a new column in the Centre County Gazette by Dr. Ricker-Gilbert. Additionally, read on for information about an upcoming panel discussion on “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.”
Student gift ideas and a list of books to read over the holiday break.
Insights from the Dean of Harvard Admissions and a list of this year’s College Gateway Seniors’ college decisions.
Watch our recent video spotlight and view more information on what you should do before college.
Information on the new SATs as well as a list of successful college placements.