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My daughter is finishing up her first semester at a top school - the one that was her first choice. The problem is that she's miserable. She got into 2 singing groups and some other performance stuff, but chose a roommate that didn't work out. She moved, but now she says that she feels isolated and that she has no friends. We get weepy phone calls regularly and these calls break my heart. Semester off? Year off? Transfer? Tough it out? If she transfers, it will probably be to a lesser school. Should she look at some of the schools that she turned down as possible transfer schools? Should I stay out of this and let her solve it?
My freshman experience was miserable until it became awesome near the end of my second semester. Any advice?