Justify GAP Year in US Study Visa: Study in USA Fall Intake 2023 Updates

Gap Justification SOP

Do you know that international universities no longer consider gap years to be a negative factor? There is no need to be concerned. However, foreign universities include provisions in their Statement of Purpose (SOP) to be honest and transparent in justifying the gap.

Try not to make up fake experiences or accomplishments. Tell the truth about your plans for a gap year. It is beneficial to pursue other interests like, gain extracurricular knowledge, gaining some hands-on experience, or travelling, which may or may not supplement the relevant experience. These skills highlight intellectual and personal prowess that reflects favourably on the foreign admissions committee. It can be a plus to show the student's learning, upgrading, and growth during the academic gap.

You can provide concrete evidence in the form of written materials, letters justifying the activity performed during the gap, work, or training certificates attesting to the rationale. Preparation for academic competitive exams can also be justified for gaps because it is well known that the exams are difficult and require rigorous practice and full-time dedication to meet the level of challenge. Moreover, upskilling oneself is always advantageous to applicants with gaps.

If you are planning to study in US in the upcoming intake, i.e., August 2023, contact our expert counsellors at a branch of Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC).  You can also take free online counselling through our website. Our expert educational counsellors will assist you with your application and visa process, including SOP writing. For more information or any queries, you can mail us at application02@meridean.org or call us at our toll-free no. 1800-1230-00011.

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