tellitslant Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 Hi All-- Just wondering if any of you took/ are planning to take a gap year. I was advised by one of my profs that to do so might register as laziness by admissions staff, which I don't know that I agree with. He said it would come across that I was merely "sick of the academy" and looking for a break... I feel like my application (since I'd otherwise be applying as a senior in undergrad) would really benefit from the extra year to edit SOPs/ study for the GRE etc. The only problem is I plan to volunteer with City Year (AmeriCorps) during this gap, and I worry that this experience is too unrelated to grad school. Would it look "bad" that I'm spending the year after college doing service work, rather than research or taking additional courses? Also, for those of you who took a gap year, how did you spend it? And do you recommend it? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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