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I'm a first semester Freshman at a small liberal arts college in the city, and to put it lightly, I'm very unhappy here. This school doesn't feel like the right "fit" for me, I don't feel like I belong here, and I don't like that it's a Catholic school (something I thought I wanted out of a college, but realized that I don't).
My parents have forced me to go see a counselor once a week because of my unhappiness, but it doesn't seem to be helping? All they tell me is to stick it out because eventually I'll love it here and I'll "never want to go home." Problem is, I didn't want to go here in the first place, but my parents insisted I stay at least a semester. The school also advised my parents not to let me come home, because it will make the transition to college harder on me.
The school has basically shoved down my throat no matter who I talk to that I will "love it here before I know it" and I feel trapped and extremely unhappy in this city because my parents won't bring me home, and I have no where else to go.
I've made plans to transfer out, because I don't see myself liking it any more than I do now in two months.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any actual tips on how to make it through the semester?