Gap Year Information
A Dickinson education may not begin immediately after high school. For some students, unprecedented opportunities or challenging situations prompt them to take a gap year.
If you decide to defer your matriculation to Dickinson for a year, there are a few simple steps you must take:
- Submit your enrollment deposit by May 1
- E-mail the details of your plans for the gap year to the Dean of Admissions by May 15
If you have received a financial-aid offer from Dickinson as part of your acceptance, you will need to re-submit the forms next year, but unless your family's financial circumstances change significantly in the meantime, it is unlikely that your financial-aid package will change.
Also note that student's who deposit and have an approved deferral of their enrollment will keep their merit scholarships.
Gap Year Opportunities