That depends. What are your plans for that year? If you're going to spend that year travelling, or volunteering, or doing something interesting and useful then it's a great idea. If you're going to work and save money for school to reduce your need for student loans, then it's a great idea. If you're just procrastinating and want to spend the year eating cheetos and playing Halo, then it's a bad idea.
Hi, lexicate. I think it's a very reasonable choice. There's not a thing wrong with taking some time to relax, maybe travel, and just have some fun before you dig back in to work hard for your career. I think it will help make you want it even more. I think taking a break from something for a while is a good thing....just not too long a while! But a year is not too long a while, in my opinion. Good luck, sweetie!
If you have it all planned out to be in the college that you choose in a year after high school...then why not? If not, then you should plan because sometimes it's harder to get into really good schools when you wait too long after graduating high school. (I made the mistake of not planning while I was still in high school...and of course, I regret that choice now.)
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If you are not an academically inclined individual, then yes. However, if your grades are not really good and you do not like going to classes then, no. Sometimes a break from school is necessary, like your sophomore year in college, but if you are uncertain about what you want to do, take the first semester and do general education courses in college. Once you are enrolled, go straight to the academic counselor advising center ask to take the Briggs Meyer self interest test and personality test. This will give you a clues as to what it is your really want to do with your life and the test is cheaper($20-$30) taking it as a registered student, than on your own online ($100-$200). Pick a career in your top three. College may or may not be for you. Don't waste time and money trying to find yourself. Take the test and follow your own interests.