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Will school let me live at home in my first year?
I live in the Boston area, so I am driving distance away from many incredible schools. I am a junior in high school starting the college search, and I know this factor sounds strange to most people but I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to continue living at home with my family. Obviously, I am around AMAZING schools (BU, Harvard, BC, Wellesley, Tufts, Northwestern, etc.) and I am very interested in applying. However, when I look on the websites, most schools say they require first-years and sometimes even second-years to live on campus. Would schools let me live at home if my parent's residency is within a close radius? Doesn't that seem like a fair accommodation? Please do not give me the college-is-a-time-to-go-off-and-grow lecture; this condition is currently very important to me and I want to fully understand how attainable it is at these amazing schools.12 replies