OK, you have the appointment, you accepted the appointment, you fully intend to keep up your grades and your parents have wrapped you in bubble wrap...(and you aren't in to partying or doing stupid things (pretty much)) So, do you keep applying to other schools? Or do you send a nice letter of declination? It would be one thing if it was a pretty simple procedure, but the schools my son is applying to require visits and interviews which will mean missing school and when you are taking 5 AP classes, missing a day can mean a lot. I guarantee I will not be putting deposits down on tuition, so he won't have the college to fall back on if he doesn't make it or gets injured--we will cross that bridge when and if that happens. Of course, he doesn't see the need, but I defer to you experts.