Hello All I am looking for a little advice. After years of preparation and the challenging admissions process we are all very familiar with, my DS was fortunate enough to receive an Appointment for the USAFA Class of 2019. He received notice in his portal a few weeks ago. The USAFA was the only service academy he applied for (USAFA or bust!) and has been his top choice all through high school. Like most others (I presume) my DS applied to several other quality schools with the intention of joining the ROTC should he not receive an appointment. He has received admission acceptances at several other great schools. His initial reaction upon receiving the Appointment from the USAFA was just to immediately accept the same day, but based on advice from others he paused to think the decision through thoroughly as well as see what other schools decided to offer. Question: Today my DS remains 99.9% sure the USAFA is his choice and he is eager to accept the appointment and begin getting prepared. He has wanted and worked for it so long it seems like the obvious decision. However he has never quit anything in his life and wants to be completely sure before making such a big commitment. Does it hurt him to take this time before accepting? Are there any leadership positions or other opportunities he may miss out on by waiting? Although we already visited and toured the Academy last year, he is excited about attending Appointee Day in April. If he held his decision until that time could it affect him? Thank you all for any input you can offer.