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Going through the gap: taking time off before college

Senior fiction writing major Dave Loughlin spent four years in the military after graduating high school. (Photo courtesy of Dave Loughlin)

By Anna Borgandino | Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

After realizing she waited too long to apply for a visa that would be ready in time for her first semester at Pitt, Iolanda Neto had a decision to make. She could either apply for entry in the spring 2015 semester — like her mother urged her to do — or take a gap year.a “I didn’t have a pressing urge to take a...

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