So my college options are firmed, but I'm really stuck on what I have to choose: -Michigan NROTC (scholarship) -Ohio State (Honors) AFROTC (non-scholarship) -Penn State (Honors) AFROTC (non-scholarship, in-state) I have been accepted to all three. I cannot go to Michigan without the scholarship. I was rejected for an AFROTC scholarship, and while Michigan AFROTC would have been perfect, the gamble of getting an in-school scholarship is too risky (considering how expensive Michigan is for OOS). On top of everything, I am waiting for a DoDMERB waiver, and it may come after the May 1 acceptance deadline for most of these schools (and possibly any deadline extensions as well). It all comes down to a quality of education vs. career path decision. I want to be a pilot, but I want strong backup options as well. I want a school that can provide me with a high-quality education, but also one that can put me on a good start towards a long career (military or not). Finally, I want a great college experience, but also a great experience in the military as well. I don't know why, but I'm having some feelings against the Navy. Maybe it's because of my long time in Civil Air Patrol, or my lifelong sub-par swimming ability, or life aboard a ship or sub. I don't want to go to a school just because of the money factor, but I'm striving for a good education. Out of these three options, Michigan blows everything out of the water when it comes to my intended major (Aerospace Engineering), but it's also the farthest away. I'm in a tight situation. If anyone could offer some guidance, that would be awesome.