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Gap Year

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Summer Programs and GAP Year


Summer Programs


A break from school doesn't mean a break from building a strong college admissions profile. Colleges expect students to continue to do something purposeful during the summer. Judicious choices and expert advice about the range of options available can help students plan an eventful and enriching summer.

GAP Year


A "Gap Year" is a period of time taken by a student to travel, work or volunteer, often after high school or before starting graduate school. Hamilton and Associates can help find global or national educational programs that combine learning with travel or volunteerism and provide growth experiences for those students who want to take time off from formal education.



"Thanks to Lynn I had a wonderful experience in Italy with the Art History Abroad program. I saw amazing sights and made great new friends. I am looking forward to studying Business & Marketing at the college of my choice."

Mary Kate Henry
University of Arizona




Lynn Hamilton is the only area Consultant with long standing membership of all these professional organizations:

  • Certified Educational Planner (CEP)
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Former Member of the Board, and Ethics Committee
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
  • Western Association of College Admission Counselors (WACAC
  • Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (NATSAP)
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) The only qualified Flex-Test administrator on the Central Coast
  • Lifetime Credential as California Community College Special Education Instructor
  • Gap Year Association
Lynn is a founding Member of the IECA Foundation, dedicated to identifying and supporting programs that have significant impact on students and their educational environments.

She is a former Member of the Board of Governors of Westover School.

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