freshman year

  As the spring semester starts on local college campuses, many first-year students won’'t be re-joining their classmates. And studies show up to one-third of freshman don'’t return to the same school for their sophomore year. Some transfer, some take a break, and many never return to school.

  It'’s an exciting time of year, here in town and all across the country as students are heading off to college. For many, this will be their first time being on their own. But mixed in with the excitement are some fears and concerns, for both students and parents. According to American College Testing (ACT), more than one out of four freshmen don'’t return to the same college for their sophomore year. Some transfer, some take a break, and many never return to school.