This time of year is always exciting for seniors in high school. High school graduation is looming ahead, the ‘last summer at home’, preparations for university, and the list goes on.

However, there may be some students who still need to find a place to attend university. They should not fear being left out. There are options, whether those be Gap Year, or universities with spots open.  

University Options

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling has a list of universities with openings. Generally speaking, there is a July 1 deadline. Some of these schools still have Financial Aid available and after looking at the list, there are some terrific schools with great options. The challenge will be letting your teachers know you are doing this and gathering recommendations.

Gap Year

There are still Gap Year options available to students for next school year if university did not pan out. This may be a great idea for a variety of reasons. For one, it will allow a year of growth and perhaps the ability to zero in on something of keen interest, allowing for personal reflection, increasing self confidence, broaden horizons (see for a complete list of advantages of a Gap Year). Students will have to maintain a connection to their high school for university application, they can make application to higher education from the Gap Year location. Not as efficient from high school, it is doable through support and help.

Contact: for more details on the process to make application for both Gap Year and University Options.

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