I hate where I go to school and I kind of want to transfer, what should I do?!
Where I am currently attending college I live at home, but we moved up here so the city I am in is fairly new to me living wise. Upon graduating high school in December of last year, I was ready for the next chapter ahead of me but not really wishing it to come any quicker than it was. Upon receiving the acceptance letter from the school I wanted to go to, I was so eager to go to college and could not stop planing for the next school year to come. I attended the first freshman orientation that there was, chose the classes I wanted, and fell in love with the campus life. I could not wait for the first day of classes to come and the school shopping that came with it. Once school came around I was so excited the first two weeks. I loved my teachers, my classes, and the few people I started to talk to around school. In the next few weeks I had my first tests and were good with my grades, but I began to get sad. I saw all of my old high school friends having a blast at their schools, joining societies and frats, going to football games, and being in cool clubs and doing cool things in their new town. I made one friend in my second month who I surprisingly had SO much in common with. Me and that friend hang out, and go out to eat during school, but outside of school I stray away from everyone. I avoid talking and doing anything related to school, I cannot stand it there. I cannot find my "people" or "group" and I cannot make many friends. Nothing there seems like its for me, I get upset even talking about where I go to college with friends and family and it kills me to see everyone else having fun. I talk about this a lot with my parent, whom of which is footing my education bill, and they understand and wish there was something they could do, but we both know I couldn't really change much until next school year. I really want to try to fit in and have fun where I am going, but I can't think of anything other than transferring to another school. What should I do in order to feel better about where I am attending? Is this normal for my first year of school? Should I actually transfer if all else fails or just tough it out?9 replies