The term "turkey drop" was coined when there was a sudden increase in college freshman returning home for Thanksgiving Day and choosing to transfer schools.
There are many factors to why this could occur. When you are a college freshman, this could very well be the first time you are living away from home and also living with another person (not in your family). Not only do those factors weigh in on the turkey drop, but it's now on you to attend college courses as an adult while juggling the typical academic pressures. You are also away from the neighborhood or city that you formed friendships in from all your years in school together.
Any or all of these factors can often make a college freshman feel like they started down the wrong path because they are feeling self doubt about the school or situation they are currently in.
Reasons for feeling self doubt as a college freshman that could result in a "turkey drop" could be any of the following;
- Sense of loneliness
- Roommate Conflicts
- Uncertainty of current major/concentration
- Difficulty forming new friendships
- Academic Pressures
For some students, it could be easy for them to find their niche at their new school in their freshman year. For others, it could take time to gain comfort in their new academic setting.
This is where we can help! Here at Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs, we provide a college life atmosphere before you chose the college of your choice. You can come to Philadelphia for a summer and select an interest from our menu of programs. This will help you gain experience in being away from home, living with roommates, selecting a major/concentration of interest to you, forming new friendships and dealing with academics.
When you select your college, you should feel comfort, certainty, and hope that you are in a great environment to grow as a student and person. Having the chance to experience a JKCP program would prepare you for college life! Go to college prepared and with an interest that you want to follow!