As April 15th rapidly approaches I'm beginning to look towards my plan B's. I have a couple questions regarding my plan B's directed towards anyone who might have any knowledge on this subject, primarily the BGO's who scan the forums. My two backups that I'm considering are Virginia Tech and their Corps of Cadets, and Boston University. Would it be better to attend a VTCC so i have a military styled background heading into my second application, or would it be better to go to Boston University in order to have a stronger academic background? I'm not saying VTCC is not challenging academically as I understand freshman year very closly mirrors plebe year at USNA, I just know that Boston University is a very good school with a very strong academic program. Cost is not an issue is considering these two schools as I received a substantial amount of money to Boston University lowering the cost to less than VT. Thanks in advance for any advice. P.S. I plan on taking the plebe year courses no matter which college I attend.