This time of year is thrilling for parents and those about to inprocess! I remember it well just 12 short months ago. After a full year my DS feels USAFA is not for him. Along with this heavy heart decision comes a list of questions. He has soul searched for weeks now and does not seem to "see the light". In essence, he just doesn't seem to feel as though he fits in. He made it through all the hardships of the first year and feels more detached from the place than ever after even after recognition. (The opposite of what most say) Its not the fact that he is missing his freedom or that he wants to "party" like his friends in normal schools. He has handled all the academics and is on the Dean's list. He just doesn't feel a shared sense of purpose that he says so many there have. He also feels like he just doesn't have much in common with his squadron members who for some reason he has not made good bonds with. In fact he feels very lonely there. He does not feel the "USAFA spirit" in his blood. Sad right? I have tried every angle with him and the idea of going back to give it a try for another year fills him with a sense of dread. It is not for everyone... In any event, does anyone have any idea what the process looks like to "outprocess?" I can't find much info online about it. I am sure when he returns to campus next week he will figure it out. I suspect he'll have to wait until after graduation. It is his BIG decision and I am at peace with it. I just want to be as supportive as possible.