What is the next step after flaming out?
Daughter who performed exceptionally well at a competitive private HS, had a successful freshman year at a well regarded private University, allowed herself to get far behind in the Spring of her sophomore year (essentially simply not attending class), to the point where she was unable to complete the semester. We had given her lots of freedom and she hid her failure to attend class from us. She got things together over the summer and asked to apply to a different private University. She was admitted. We established certain basic rules with her - attend class, tell us if you miss, meet with advisor and professor periodically. Nothing beyond the basics - things that I expect many people require for their students when college begins. Within 2 weeks we learned that she had 1 class that she had not attended at all. Of course she had not told us. We learned that she had missed several other non-class but essential meetings.
She is not abusing drugs, she does take ADHD med.
We are not going to allow a repeat of last year and are removing her from school.
Obviously there are issues that must be resolved.
The question is what is the next step for a student like this.
We have considered options ranging from the military to NOLS to requiring her to get a job and save to return to school in the future.
Looking for advice and constructive suggestions from people who may have been in this situation.