No car freshman year in colleges?

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    So, I was looking at the Community College of the Air Force, and I noticed, firs year students cannot own their own vehicle. I have also heard of this on civilian colleges.

    Why is this?
     
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    What the hell is "The Community College of the Air Force?"

    Do you mean the Air Force Academy?
     
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    Yes, the teen years are the most difficult. And yes, it's just seven more months until he's a freshman in college. Vehicle free of course. *wink*
     
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    My daughter is in Community College and has a car.

    :eusa_think: maybe I should take it back :eusa_eh:

     
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    Nope, not for me, it's just peachy ;).

    USAF Air University: Community College of the Air Force
    What? Whom is getting a vehicle for free? Whoever it is, lucky. I've been through 2 vehicles so far and about to have to go through another. Can't complain though, my current vehicle works decent enough, first vehicle (76 Ford Ranger) was good, but 12mpg wasn't cutting it.
     
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    You bought her a car? :(, now I feel poor. My first car cost 1000$, took me 3 years of tobbaco field summers (great fun as a kid).
     
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    What?
    I don't know of anyone who is getting a vehicle for free.
    My son though, he will be starting his first year of college this coming September and he will not have a vehicle.
     
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    I dunno about the military, Cain. In civilian colleges such a rule is common, as is a requirement that all freshmen who are not local live in dorms on campus. I believe it is a hold over from the 1950's, when colleges looked at incoming students as needing care and guidance, and acted "in loco parentis" ("in the place of parents").
     
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    1. Being a Navy guy I'm not sure but I don't believe the CCAF is structured that way. The CCAF would be considered a multi-campus organization that provides credit for military schools and the ability to take other required general education courses toward awarding a degree.


    2. Typically the driving restriction for first year students (Freshman) applies to those required to live in the dorm at colleges and universities. Community Colleges typically don't have residence dorms and so all students must commute to campus.


    3. It isn't uncommon for Colleges and Universities that provide on-campus housing to require Freshman to (a) live in the dorm and (b) not be allowed to have a car on campus. The idea is that students new to the college environment should be - ah hem - encouraged to focus on their studies. Since for most it will be their first taste of individualism away from Mom and Dad, the idea is to encourage students to stay out of trouble and to establish good habits that will translate into long term success.



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