Gearing Up For The Road Ahead
Gearing Up for the Road Ahead As you take steps towards college, work, consider what you value and design a process with few steps on how to get there. It is best to be ready for failures, for rejections, and to keep moving forward. In order to find the programs that will benefit you and […]
Insights & Tips for Considering A Gap Year
We often discuss the types of productive conversations parents can have with their children. We spend enormous time and energy discussing where students should attend college and the importance of “fit” for students and their families. College Parents of America long-held position is to suggest all families explore not just where your student wants to […]
Tufts’ new strategy for encouraging students to take a gap year
Approximately 55,000 students took a gap year before their freshman college year to volunteer, intern, travel and work. For those who would like to supplement their collegiate academic experience with a cross-cultural experience, this is a welcome statistic. And gap years seem to pay off in the long run, as gap years seem to correlate with increased employability, higher GPA, higher wages, higher motivation and much more (see the American Gap Association's list here). For some families, though, the reaction to a gap year is likely to be: that sounds great, but who has the extra money for that? And that’s what makes what Tufts has recently announced so appealing.