What if after the first semester, second semester or even second year, your son
or daughter comes to you and expresses a desire to transfer schools. Know that this is not so uncommon these days.
I feel like when we were going to school most people I know chose a college and finished out their four years there. Now it is more common to hear that kids want to change colleges. Understanding that their 18 year old self wanted something different vs. their now 19, 20, or 21 year old self is a big step for a young adult.
For the 1st time Uncool College Parent: Congratulations! You made it through the college application and acceptance merry go round. Take a deep breath and congratulate your child on a job well done and then congratulate yourself!
Whether they got in early decision or it took right up until the last possible day to make a choice it has been hard on you, their parent, as well. Now that the decision has been made and school and housing deposits are in, just make sure that they finish their senior year in a good way. You may want to suggest, if they haven’t done it already, that your child join a group on Facebook for their college. That way they can meet and connect (at least online) with other kids who they will be with in the fall. Some kids even meet prospective friends in central places so that they can help ease their transition in the fall.