Yesterday was a very sad day in our house. My son received the news that he was not offered a direct appointment or to the scholars program. He attended AIM and we were all hopeful for the scholars program. He will apply for the class of 2019. Is it better that he attend one of the colleges he was accepted to and get guidance on the curriculum he takes or should he look into attending one of the two colleges the USCG uses for their scholars program? He will contact his AO when she returns later this week and consult with her but we wondered if others had experience with this.