We understand that many students are concerned about the uncertainty of this year and may be exploring the option of deferring their enrollment for a semester or year. While we are generally supportive of gap years that allow students to travel, grow, explore, and learn in new and different ways during an extended period of time before college, we are concerned that your options will be limited in this time of pandemic. The one thing you can do, and we’re going to make sure of it at Hamilton, is to stay on track with your educational goals and college aspirations. Hamilton will not let COVID-19 get in the way of learning, even if we need to alter some things to provide the best education we can to you.
Let us worry about managing the short-term challenges related to this year’s COVID-19 disruptions while you stay focused on your future.
Hamilton’s normal gap year policy is in place for the current year. We encourage you to stay on your educational path in this time of uncertainty, and reach out to us if we can be helpful in talking through your options.