Question: My daughter is one week into a college that is five hours from home, and she's not happy. Are we better off pulling her out now and getting our 80% back and letting her just apply to a local college in January or finish out the semester there and then make a decision for transfer? HELP! It's so hard to see your child unhappy. She loves the classes ... it's the kids that she doesn't like. She says everyone just wants to drink and party.
If I had a dollar for all the unhappy freshmen who change their tune as the first semester rolls on, I could put my own son through college. But, as a parent myself, I know how devastating it can be when a child is miserable … especially when that child is far away.