Resources & tips for the Class of 2021
Excited about EF Gap Year and eager to lock down your plans? Consider applying Early Action. You’ll fast-track your application and secure your spot in our 2021 cohort just in time for the holidays. Applying Early Action guarantees:
The Early Action deadline for our Fall 2021 programs is Nov. 1, 2020.
Learn about our programs and decide which one is right for you, as well as the modules that best fit your interests and goals.
In the application, you’ll be asked to pick your program, choose your intended modules and destinations, and tell us more about yourself. Don’t worry, your selections are not binding, and this is not your college application—just a few questions to make sure the program is a good fit for you.
You can access the application here.
If we think your application is a good fit, you’ll be invited to interview with someone on our team. Within a week of your interview, you’ll hear back about your admissions decision.
Once accepted, reserve your spot on our program by putting down a deposit and selecting your payment plan.
Every year, EF Gap Year awards up to $50,000 in merit-based scholarships to help students offset the cost of their program. You might look into other private or community-based means of fundraising too. For more information, check out Scholarships and Fundraising.
Almost all colleges have in place systems and policies that allow students to defer their enrollment at the college before beginning their first year. This process—called “deferral”—varies slightly from school to school, but it involves a few easy steps that allow you to have your space ready and waiting for you when you return from your gap year! Check out our tips and FAQs on how to defer successfully.
Attending a webinar is a great way to learn more about our program and have your questions answered. We encourage you to invite your parents and anyone else who might be involved in the gap decision making process.