GAP Year Program

Arcadia's GAP Year For High School Graduates

Arcadia’s GAP Year program is a unique, innovative, and affordable way for students to earn college credits while acquiring a sense of the Arcadia experience at their own pace. Arcadia’s GAP Year program is distinctive for those students looking to stay motivated, refresh their perspective on the world, and start a path toward their career while earning credits.

Our GAP Year program is designed to give students open paths of interest to clear their mind from high school and help them prepare to perform well when they do attend University full-time—approaching real-world issues, learning and connecting first-hand with global experts, and gaining experience to help them realize passions to pursue in college.

Paths and Courses

Arcadia's GAP Year program offers four paths for students to choose from: 

  • Global Studies 
  • Social Justice 
  • Health Professions 
  • Applied Liberal Arts

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Internships, Global Perspective, and Resources

Arcadia's GAP Year program offers you signature elements of the Arcadia experience including a special Preview program and access to the Intern Philly network. 

During the second semester, students can participate in their choice of semester-long, co-curricular experiences such as:

GAP program participants will have access to all on-campus resources such as Landman Library, Learning Resource Network, Writing Center, Student Health Services, Counseling Center, Office of Career Education, and many others. 

Tuition and Fees

Arcadia worked to discount the GAP Year program/per-credit tuition rate plus a $1,500 fee for students to get a head start and a taste of the college experience.

    Current tuition         GAP Year tuition
    $745/credit                 $375/credit

The total cost for an Arcadia GAP Year two-semester program of 16 Arcadia credits is $7500.

Included in the tuition is:

Arcadia students will be advised on issues concerning aid eligibility in upcoming years if they choose to use financial aid for the GAP Year program.

How to Apply

To apply, or to learn more information on Arcadia's GAP Year program, complete this form or contact Enrollment Management (1-877-ARCADIA or 1-877-272-2342, admiss@arcadia.edu).