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Gap Year Guidance Program

Gap Year Student

Taking a gap year between high school and college can be a wonderful opportunity to explore your interests and develop your future goals. We will help you design a meaningful gap or post-graduate (PG) year that will prepare you to succeed in college and beyond.

The Gap Year Guidance Program includes:

  • Introductory Call: After registration, a call to review main areas of interest and gap year goals
  • Personalized Gap Year Report: A detailed gap year plan based on an analysis of your interests, strengths, academic record, and extracurricular experiences
  • One-hour Phone Consultation with our Gap Year Specialist to discuss your Personalized Gap Year Report and review next steps
  • 3 hours of Writing Guidance and editing via phone and/or email with our Gap Year Specialist to craft a compelling gap year narrative, letters to colleges, gap year program application essays, and more
  • Copy of Top Tier Admissions’ Gap Year e-Guide

* This program must be used within 6 months from the date of purchase.

There are two types of gap years, and we help with both:

  1. Deferred enrollment: After being admitted to a college or university, many students ask for permission to postpone their start date for a year. We advise them to create a gap year that will convince the admissions committee to grant their request.
  2. Post-graduate (PG) year: Many students choose to wait to apply to college until after their high school graduation. We encourage them to strategically plan a gap year that will improve their chances of admission.

Gap Year Guidance Program

$8,500.00

SKU: Gap_Year_Guidance Category:

High Praise From Past Clients:

Kristen, you have probably heard by now from P that he got accepted into Penn. We write to express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks for your patient and strategic guidance all along the application process. You have kept us on course and been consistently honest with us. Your wise counsel at many critical junctures in the last two years since our enrollment in the private counseling program has, even given his legacy status, we firmly believe, made a material difference. P couldn’t have done it without you so a big THANK YOU from all of us! –C.P., parent of Private Counseling student
UPENN Class of 2023

I wanted to let you know that I have been accepted by my first-choice school — the College of William & Mary! Thank you for your guidance in this process. I couldn’t be happier! – M.J., Application Boot Camp student

College of William & Mary, Class of 2023
I got into MIT!! Thank you SO much for your help. I'm so excited!! –T.K., Private Counseling student
Kristen, I heard from St Andrews this morning and they’ve have offered me an unconditional acceptance to read English and Philosophy for a Master of Arts!!!  I am so pleased to have a first acceptance, and to have it be unconditional is fantastic. Once again, I can't thank you enough for all of your help and guidance. I truly believe it has made all the difference in my application and how I present myself as a candidate. –W.R., Private Counseling student
We are ecstatic that P was accepted to MIT through early admissions. We would like to express our deep gratitude to you, Yvonne, and others at Top Tier for guiding, supervising, and counseling P through the college admissions process! –L.A., Private Counseling parents
MIT Class of 2023
Thank you so much for putting in the extra time for my essays. It really says a lot! I appreciate your recommendations and managed to submit to several PhD programs using the essay you edited as a template. I'll be sure to keep you informed on their responses! (fingers crossed!) Thank you so much again!” –R.E., Grad School Essay Guidance student

We want to let you know that S was accepted into Brown. We are thrilled for him and grateful for all your help and support! He also got into UT Austin! – W.L., parent of Application Boot Camp student

Brown Class of 2023
I wanted to let you know that I got in ED to Columbia! I am super excited to join my sister there. Thank you! –B.W., Personal Boot Camp student
Since the Duke ED results came out we have been living in a state of euphoria! So super excited!! Thank you so much for all the guidance, motivation, and encouragement you gave T to prepare her for her dream school. Without your help, T would not have had such a great application. –P.S., Private Counseling parent
Duke Class of 2023
I got into NYU’s Liberal Global Study Program! I just want thank you for all your help and support during that intense three-day Boot Camp (I am so happy, and I'm running out of words to say). – J.M., Personal Boot Camp student
Eliza, I just wanted to let you know that I got into Barnard Early Decision! Thank you for everything you have done!!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you did for me! Thank You!! - H.L., Personal Boot Camp student
Barnard, Class of 2023

K applied ED to Franklin & Marshall and was admitted thanks to your help. They told his high school dean that they were very impressed by the quality of his application. Thanks for your help and all you've done for our family. P continues to thrive at Haverford as a junior. – A.K., parent of Application Boot Camp student(s)

Just wanted to share the fun news.... D WAS ACCEPTED TO TUFTS TODAY! Thank you for everything!!! We will be back with T soon! Happy, happy holidays and much gratitude for making the application process relatively painless!!! –L.W., parents ofPersonal Boot Camp student
Tufts Class of 2023
Eliza, thanks so much for your support. I recently looked into my Princeton folder on my laptop and found 27 files--multiple versions of essays, abstracts, graded writing papers and supporting documents. Each has been revised by you three to six times. I couldn't be more thankful for the time and effort you have put into helping me complete this application. I would not have dreamed of being accepted without your support! –H.N., Personal Boot Camp student
Princeton Class of 2023
I just wanted to tell you: I GOT INTO YALE!!!!! I have been on cloud 9, and I’m still so shocked and excited! But I wanted to thank you both so much for everything; I couldn’t have done it without your guidance and support. –M.J., Private Counseling student
Yale Class of 2023
Maria, I have GREAT news!!!! After a ton of nerves and anticipation, I found out last night that I've been admitted to the Class of 2023 Harvard University! I couldn't be happier to be in (and to not have to write a bunch of essays this weekend too)! With all this being said, I want to thank you for all of the incredible advice, support, and help you provided me over the course of the last 15 months. Your guidance made my college process infinitely less stressful and gave me a clear vision of the steps I wanted and needed to take in order to get an outcome of which I was proud. Thank you again!”–M.K., Private Counseling student
Harvard Class of 2023
Kristen, a huge thanks from me and T to you. We couldn't have gotten through this process without your help. Our anxiety level has certainly dropped and we’re very happy with T’s acceptances thus far. This definitely calls for a very enjoyable holiday season! –P.W., parent of Private Counseling student
I wanted to let you know that I have been accepted by my first-choice school — the College of William & Mary! Thank you for your guidance in this process. I couldn’t be happier! –M.J., Application Boot Camp student
College of William & Mary, Class of 2023
Thank you for all of your help and support over the last four years. C is IN at UPENN/Wharton! Very excited for C and a big sigh of relief for all of us. Glad that C can enjoy her winter break! –O.D., Private Counseling parent
I want to express my gratitude for your passion, dedication and care in helping K to showcase his personal story and qualities in the college admissions process. I could not be more pleased with the guidance you have given K over the past five years. For this I will forever be thankful. All the best to you and your family! S.R., Private Counseling parent
Dartmouth Class of 2023
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