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Stay Close to Home This Year: The Lehman College Gap Year Program

Lehman College is proud to offer a unique Gap Year Program for students seeking to continue their studies while remaining in close proximity to friends and family this fall.  Understanding that this is a trying time, our program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to continue their academic and experiential learning while allowing for adequate time to regroup/recharge.

During the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, participants will complete the Gap Year Program well prepared for their next destination having been able to participate in the following Lehman College initiatives:

  • Up to 12-credits of transferrable coursework each semester chosen from a series of 6 credit course blocks across a variety of interest areas (or create your own schedule!),
  • Career Readiness Badge which meets the Career Readiness Competencies set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers,
  • One or more virtual volunteer opportunities offered via the Office of Community Engagement, and
  • The option to participate in the Introduction to Leadership Program offered by the Division of Student Affairs.

Below you will find a series of suggested course combinations crafted by our faculty, designed to allow students to gain knowledge in a specific area. In addition, our Gap Year advisor is also available to work with students to identify other course combinations of interest.

Please email us at visiting.students@lehman.cuny.edu with any questions that you may have. If you are ready to apply, you may do so by completing the visiting student application and submitting that to us along with an unofficial copy of your current college transcript (or your high school transcript if you are a recent graduate).


Student's Choice!

You can select from any courses that have no prerequisites (or if you have already completed a course that is equivalent to the prerequisite)! Review the schedule and identify courses that you are interested in taking. If you are already attending another college or university, work with your advisor there to identify courses that will satisfy specific requirements when you transfer back instead of taking electives.

We work with hundreds of visiting students every year from colleges and universities across the country and our courses are widely transferable. If you are planning to transfer these courses back to a college that you have already been attending, check with your advisor there to verify that the courses will apply toward your degree requirements in the way that you expect.