Over the past several months, our team at UnCollege has received hundreds of questions about college deferral. It's not the most popular move to make after graduating high school, but that fact is a shame. The majority of colleges and universities support students taking time off before college and studies show that this time can be crucial to setting students up for success later on in life. So why is America so afraid to step off the treadmill for a year?
No matter the benefits, it can be a scary thing to do. Telling your parents, friends, and family that you don't want to go straight to school – especially when you've already gotten in! – isn't easy. If you're thinking about doing this yourself, we've created a quick two-page guide to help you on your way. You can download it below. We hope you find it helpful!