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Should Colleges Encourage Students to Take a Gap Year

How has the world of college admissions been transformed by the pandemic? Are college visits a thing of the past? How can college fairs be transformed in an online world? Learn how college admissions officers are thinking differently about the way they reach, and connect with students through emerging technologies, tools and innovative programs like a gap year “without the gap” which allows students to earn college credit for a semester, or entire first year, overseas.

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  1. Understand how COVID-19 has created new challenges and opportunities for college admissions
  2. Learn from current college admission officers and experts about how they are adapting to the “new normal” in this admission season
  3. Learn about specific, new approaches that admissions officers are using to create more affordable, equitable pathways for students.


  • Henry Broaddus, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs, William & Mary
  • Michael Kabbaz, Vice President for Higher Education Partnerships, Verto Education


Elizabeth Boney, Senior Associate, Whiteboard Advisors

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  • Tags: COVID-19, implementation
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Global Impact
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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