Length of Time between High School Graduation and Enrolling in Postsecondary Education: Who Delays and Who Does Not? - ARCHIVED

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A typical and direct path to postsecondary education involves high school graduates completing high school in May or June of any given year and then entering postsecondary education in September, resulting in a typical gap of about three months or less. However, not all young people follow this direct path, choosing instead to delay the start of postsecondary studies. This article summarizes the main findings of a recent research report that measured median delay times between high school graduation and starting a first postsecondary program and identified the factors associated with either speeding up or slowing down this transition.

Issue Number: 2011004
Author(s): Hango, Darcy
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