I'm an IBDP student in India. I applied to UCLA last year around November and was rejected. However, UCLA is my dream college and I want to study Computer Science undergrad there. I plan to take a gap year and reapply. Do UCs prefer students who're still in high school? Will UCLA accept me if I apply after taking a gap year?

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Tom O'Keefe Answered a year ago

Brief answer here, as I have limited time myself at the moment: I would strongly encourage you to focus on what it is you are doing with your gap year. In general, most elite schools – like UCLA – in the US are now very open to students taking gap years, but taking a gap year just to reapply to your dream college is not advisable. You need to be doing something of substance with that time, first and foremost  for yourself, but also so as to be able to tell a compelling story about why it is you decided to take the time away from school in the first place.

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