If by a gap year you mean that students take a year off between high school and USF or between graduating from USF and graduate school/working full-time, then I would say that it definitely happens. For some students, taking a gap year before college gives them the time they need to prepare for college. For those taking some time off after their undergraduate degree completion, it gives them some time to breathe and get experience before continuing on to other academic endeavors.
The university supports its students in their decisions and I do not think taking a gap year between high school and college would negatively impact your application.
No matter what academic discipline you think you want to go into as an undergraduate, competitive candidates for admission to USF are always well-rounded. USF looks at the whole candidate, not just numbers and scores on standardized testing. To make yourself a more competitive candidate, you should include any extra curricular activities (sports, clubs, leadership, etc) on your application.
Hope this helps!
Hi! While it is difficult, it’s not impossible. To get more of an idea about this process, which differs from person to person when it comes to the School of Nursing and Health Professions, I would contact the School of Nursing and Health Professions via phone or email:
- Phone: (415) 422-6681
- Email: email@example.com