After struggling with my decision for weeks, I made my decision today. I'm going to the Virginia Military Institute on my NROTC scholarship. I have to admit, that when I started applying to colleges, I was thinking that if I got accepted to VMI, I would go. But I also applied to all the other senior military colleges and Embry-Riddle. And when I got accepted to all of them, they all started looking great to me. The choice no longer seemed so obvious when I started thinking about it with my head. The only one I could drop was NGCSU, and that is because they didn't offer NROTC, only AROTC (NGCSU was sort of my safety school). I had some great choices- besides VMI, I had the Citadel, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Norwich, and Embry-Riddle. Each college had a ton of positives to them. For some wierd reason, one of them even thought enough of me to offer me a full-ride (Citadel) from the very beginning. And after I got my NROTC scholarship, 3 more of them offered me enough to cover room & board and fees not covered by the NROTC scholarship. So I really felt blessed in all my choices. The financial offers from all the schools and my NROTC scholarship really made it possible for me to not think about the costs at all. Even at Embry-Riddle where the costs for a degree in flight might run $49K/yr, I would only have had to come up with about $1000 myself. But this only made the process harder for me. Because each school just had its own set of different positives (and always a few negatives). I just could not decide on a clear winner. I keep promising my parents I would decide in the next few days, and I just couldn't. They all seemed so great for their own reasons, I almost wish I could go to all of them. LOL. I had almost all of the schools calling me nightly, including tonight- and it got so that i almost felt like a professional athlete or something with all these schools courting me. But in the end, I had to just listen to my heart on this since my head was struggling too much comparing pros and cons of these schools- and to my heart, VMI just seems right to me somehow. I know it will be tough. But I am really looking forward to being a cadet and middie at VMI. Go Keydets! During this process, many of you were very generous to me with your advice for me, and i appreciate it so much. THANK YOU ALL!!!