Just because a student starts college doesn’t mean that their mindset has caught up to being a college student.
First thing last Monday morning, a first-day-of-college-classes student texted me:
since she walked into a classroom, where the class lecture was already underway and was at the wrong classroom to boot. Embarassed, she worried that her classmates would post her mishap all over social media, just like in high school. After I sent her the following:
as well as shared that her mistake was common one for college students, especially for those attending large colleges, she calmed down and could:
The college students who want independence to figure out life on their own terms will continue to share their experiences—the good, the bad and the ugly—so they can reason life on their own terms. While parents may not be the first people they contact, what’s important is that kids have a trusted adult whom they can contact. Then, they can return to their primary purpose of being a college student: becoming educated adults who can meaningfully contribute their talents to benefit society, while being economically self-sustaining.
CMC offers on-going advising support for college students, please see our College Transition Advising for First Year College Students for more details or contact us.