Gap on Track

Make the most of your deferral

Gap on Track is a student success program offered for new students who defer their acceptance and returning students who do not register for Fall semester in all undergraduate faculties at Dalhousie.

Gap on Track will guide you to have a purposeful and intentional gap term/year through individual goal setting, identifying talents and strengths with an academic and career advisor, participating in learning opportunities to prepare for their studies including resilience, study skills, and course selection. Gap on Track will be reflective of your individual situation and available resources.

You will have bi-weekly sessions (online and recorded) and activities, with at least one meeting with an academic advisor and a career advisor.  Appointments will range from 30 minutes to an hour and can be organized based on your schedule. 

If you are interested in learning more about or joining this program in the upcoming academic year, please sign up here to receive more information as it becomes available.

Frequently asked questions: 

What will I do as part of the Gap on Track program?

  • You'll work with your student success advisors to identify and achieve goals
  • You'll learn how to identify your strengths and how to create SMART goals
  • You'll begin to identify classes and make career plans that align with your personal goals and interests

Why should I register for Gap on Track?

  • By identifying your strengths identifying goals, Gap on Track will help you make the most of your gap year!
  • You'll make intentional goals that are relevant to YOU!
  • You'll learn remain connected to peers and support at Dalhousie!

What is the time commitment of the program?

  • 1-2 hours per week for 12 weeks: including 1 group session, self-study, and student success advisor appointments (2 per 12-week period)

Is there a cost to participating?

  • The Gap on Track program is FREE to students!

Will I receive academic credit for participating in Gap on Track?

  • Gap on Track is not an academic program so you won't receive academic credit for your involvement, but it can appear on your co-curricular record which is an official Dalhousie document.