Why do college students transfer to different schools? The answers to this question are limitless. It may be due to finances, or being too far away from home, or maybe the first college was not the right fit. Well, the fact of the matter is that life gets in the way! Life has its ups and downs, its triumphs and obstacles. To be bluntly honest, life is just tough sometimes. So, many students decide to simply stop going to college because life just gets in the way.