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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 05:38 AM

Gap year: COVID has MN students taking time off before college

A homeschool PSEO student at Normandale Community College, Ainsley Schwerr was wrapping up both a high school diploma and two-year college degree last spring when the coronavirus pandemic forced her classes to move online.

She was planning to transfer this fall to the early honors program at Hamline University in St. Paul, where students attend and write about lectures and cultural events. But those activities were moved online because of the pandemic.

“I was really excited,” she said, “and then COVID happened.”

Schwerr is one of a growing number of students taking a “gap year” this fall, deferring her college enrollment to 2021.

Read more: https://www.twincities.com/2020/09/20/mind-the-gap-pandemic-has-students-taking-a-semester-or-two-off-before-starting-college/

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