DS had overnight visit at VMI over the weekend. Rats really painted a bleak picture and only talked about all the "bad stuff", e.g. daily monotonous routine, lack of privileges, lack of freedom, etc. He has been accepted at Citadel, waiting to hear from VMI and USNA. Wondering who else may have had a son or daughter with similar experience that ended up going to any of the SA (public or private) who could offer advice. I totally realize it has to be his decision, but when a 17-year-old hears how "bad" it is, makes it difficult for them to see the big picture. Thanks in advance for your comments and advice.