blevine wrote:I graduated from BU long ago. Best decision I made, money well spent. You can study almost anything at BU, she should try different classes and activities and find herself. Expensive but amazing opportunity to find and develop interests.
A student can study "almost anything" at any good public university, in fact for the first two years at most so called "community colleges" for a fraction of the cost.
BU is not unique in that way, and frankly, borrowing to go to a very expensive school is not usually secure way to progress in life if you are struggling with both the finances and the academic rigors of college life. This is particularly true when you don't have a strong motivation to be there, and more so when you cannot identify a field of great interest to major in.
An anxiety problem.... will be much more difficult to overcome when these other stresses are added to the mix.
She likely would benefit from taking some time out of school... getting a job to earn some funds, taking one night class at a time at the lowest cost college she can find. Doing so in the lowest cost state she can find for college costs for in state tuition would help if she can make it on her own.
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Some states are very much lower in tuition costs than others... Calif and Texas used to be so... and Calif has a very good comm college system where someone good do night school one class at a time while working. (After establishing state residency.)
Getting a job, saving some money, taking one night class at a time to stay in the game (only if interested in a particular subject for now?) would be a great way to build some confidence, have time to think about how and when to get back into a full time college environment, or other options such as an AA degree in an employable degree, the military, or ?
How much of the anxiety issue is related to the stresses of a college curriculum that was not right for her?
If she has a need for chronic anti anxiety meds... it is possible she should be seeing someone other than a primary care doc for that problem... so as to address the real problem.
(Her anxiety issues are not due to an absence of anti-anxiety meds, but if this can be brought under control, she will be in a much better state to address her other challenges, and her self confidence and decision making will benefit greatly.
In the end she is the only one who can do these things, and may benefit from professional help, and counseling, as others have already wisely suggested.