Two down, six more to go! Mady and Cara Gosselin are the first of the Jon and Kate Plus 8 brood to head off to college. Now that the twins are 18 and on their own, fans have so many questions about their future plans. In honor of the twins’ new endeavor, TLC is hosting a “College Bound” special on Kate Plus 8, airing on Tuesday, October 1. Scroll to get the inside scoop on where Mady and Cara are getting their degrees.

Where do Cara and Mady Go to College?

The twins haven’t publicly stated which specific schools they are attending, but what we do know is that they are both stationed in NYC. According to mom Kate Gosselin, her girls knew exactly what they were looking for in a school and where they wanted to learn. “Mady and Cara really steered the ship in terms of applying to colleges; they knew what they wanted, and I trusted them,” the 44-year-old told People back in July. “That same feeling is going to have to carry me through my fears now when I think about them going off on their own, fending for themselves, being alone for the first time.” Although Kate was sad to see her daughters go, she said they were “so excited,” to go despite the great distance from their home in Pennsylvania. “It’s just too overwhelming to think in terms of ‘I’m not going to see them for so so long.’ You have to take it in increments.”

Why Didn’t They Go to the Same School?

Cara and Mady opted out of attending the same school, though they chose to stay nearby. This is the first time the girls will be going to different schools and will be totally on their own. “They agreed all along that they don’t want to go to the same school,” Kate said. “Their ambitions are so different that they really felt, there’s not one college that would fully answer what each of them wanted.” Mady also said on a sneak peek for the upcoming season of Kate Plus 8, that she does not want to stand out anymore. “College feels like a place to blend in. I feel like we haven’t really had much of a chance to really really blend in. I want to be just like somebody,” she said in a private interview. “I don’t want everyone to know my name and my business. So, I feel like a big college is the way we want to go.”

Where Do Mady and Cara Gosselin Go to College
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Before College, They Attended Lancaster Day School

The brunette beauties graduated from Lancaster Day School at the end of May. Kate took to Instagram to show her admiration for her girls. “I’m still beaming with pride! It’s hard to believe that Cara and Mady graduated from high school this past weekend … and are headed off to college in the fall! Where did the time go????” she captioned a photo of the girls dressed in white — a graduation day tradition. “Their Graduation day was such a wonderful day of celebrating THEM and all of their amazing accomplishments! These girls are going places and I can’t wait to see where they end up!”

They Toured Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina On the Upcoming Season of Kate Plus 8

Before settling on their respective universities, the trailer for the upcoming season for Kate Plus 8 shows the girls going through the college process and attended campus tours — just like the rest of us! The girls were seen walking the campus of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, but ultimately decided the big city was for them!

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