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Our Mission

The primary mission of the Gap Year Research Consortium at Colorado College is to encourage and disseminate the results of higher educational research on the outcomes of students taking a gap year between high school and college. The Consortium will establish a clearinghouse for the research methodologies that colleges are using, so that member institutions can replicate those methodologies and/or share data within the Consortium for the purpose of meta-analysis across institutions, encouraging close collaboration between college admissions leaders and their institutional research colleagues. We envision sharing the results of this research with member institutions and the broader educational community through bi-annual newsletters, symposia, and articles in publications.