Dartmouth fully supports students taking a gap year, or a service year, before enrolling as a first year student. Many of our students have accomplished great things, expanded their experiences, and energized their hunger for learning during a gap or a service year.
A gap year is a period between completing high school and starting college, during which a student may choose to work, travel, participate in research, or another endeavor.
Thinking of taking a gap or service year between high school and college? Visit our Gap Year Page for more information.