Matriculating to college is a life-changing decision for them, and as with most major changes, it comes with its share of disorientation. For some students, it is learning how to handle receiving a failing grade for the first time; for others, the challenge is finding the confidence and courage to navigate a campus of peers from very different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds. Most 18-year-olds are still figuring out how do to laundry in the first month or two of school. Nearly all students are away from family for the first time in college, and many from poorer families are balancing work and academic commitments. If faced with the frank conversation with a school administrator that Mr. Newman suggests, many would feel intimidated and pressured to leave. In colleges with supportive structures, students overcome the various obstacles they face and make a positive impact on their campuses while earning their degrees. A college degree is a pathway to a better life for these students, and by summarily deciding it is not for them, we deprive them of that better life and our nation of future leaders and innovators.