In my five years at a small private, liberal arts college, I had many students come into my office ready to transfer just weeks or even days after classes had started. I would ask questions such as, “Are you getting involved on campus? Are you meeting new people? Do you like the content of your classes? How are your professors, have you introduced yourself to them yet? Have you met with your advisor/mentor/success coach?” The answers to these questions were often yes.
But ultimately the response to the next question would determine if the student was going to persist or pack up and head home: “Do your parents agree with your decision to transfer?”