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    Gap Year at Interlochen Arts Academy

    Gap Year at Interlochen Arts Academy


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destinations: United States
    • Credit Awarded: College, None
    • Program Length: Academic Year
    • Start Month: September
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Homestay
    • Application Fee: $65
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
    • Minimum Cost: > $20,000
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Advancing from high school to college can be more than just a step. It can be a major leap. You may need more time to get ready for college, to prepare for your conservatory audition, or to complete your portfolio. You may want to give yourself the space to weigh your options while still growing as an artist.

    Interlochen Arts Academy’s postgraduate gap year program is designed for students seeking an additional year in a high school setting to focus on greater artistic preparation before entering college, conservatory, university, or art school. As a postgrad student, you’ll receive personalized training to take your skills to the next level in addition to expert academic and college counseling to help you navigate the admission process and achieve your goals.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a variety of academic classes, including Advanced Placement courses and/or courses from the Indiana University Advanced College Project. Taught by Interlochen instructors, these courses provide students the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits in English, history, and biology, and are transferable to any college or university in the United States.

    Postgraduate students receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of their year at the Interlochen Arts Academy.