You can defer up to one year while still keeping any financial aid/scholarship packages no problem (unless your financial situation changes, in which case the aid may change a bit). It’s just a box you check on your intent to enroll form.
If you’re thinking about a gap year, I strongly recommend getting in touch with Sarah, our counselor in charge of gap year stuff at firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE A GAP YEAR. IT WON’T HURT YOU. UNLESS YOU GET HURT. PLEASE DON’T GET HURT.
But really. If you have the inclination to take a bit of time before coming here, follow it. Puh-lenty of people take gap years before coming to Bennington, and never seem to have any resulting social/academic/personal problems - quite the opposite usually.
B well n Take yr time,
The process is super easy; you just have to check a box off on your Intent to Enroll form, and gap years are accepted unequivocally.
Even if you’re not 100% sure you want to take a gap year, I would definitely recommend contacting Holly, the counselor in charge of gap year stuff, at email@example.com and just let her know what’s going on. She’ll help you figure it all out.
See you next/nextnext year!
<3 Kagan ‘16