Our son and daughter are just a week away from their first college class, but they have already taken their first steps as college students and adults for that matter. They have sat through and filled out a ton of paperwork and the necessary student loan counseling.
It’s a time of change for our family, and indeed a time of change for our kids. They are going from the comfort of a high school they have called home for four years, a school district for thirteen years, and a wide circle of friends, to a brand new environment and back to the bottom rung as freshmen once again.
I am not quite sure they understand what they are in for from classwork, and study perspective. I recall struggling a bit making the transition during my freshman college year. Balancing my free time, and the commitment my course work took was a bit tricky without the structure of high school.
I’m hopeful they will adjust quickly, both landing classes in their major during their first semester. I’m sure those classes will help keep them interested and offer a challenge. Now did you catch the part about student loan counseling? Yes, our kids will be taking on some debt for college. I was happy to see an effort to educate them on the responsibility they were about to take on by their colleges.