While this is a great dilemma to have, it is of concern to us. S has a NROTC scholarship. Recruiter convinced him to put as his #1 school one that he felt very confident that he could get into and then, if he got into a reach school, he could always switch. The #1 school has a summer program for first year engineering students that my son was interested in so he applied for summer admission (they won't let him switch to Fall to wait on other school because it is harder for admissionto get in for Fall compared to Summer). Now, we got a surprise last night and he got into a reach school with one of the best engineering programs around. We communicated with the unit rep and he said that, currently, they were pretty full but, typically in the summer, spaces come open so, while he couldn't guarantee it, it was likely he would get in. We certainly can't wait until far into the summer since the summer program at school #1 would have already started. If S decides he would prefer to go to the reach school, should we risk it. It is also out of state and we can't afford that for long if he were unable to switch the scholarship for the first year. Any help form those who have gone through this or anyone else? Thanks.