My DS, a HS sophomore has shown some interest in the USMA. He attended MOC informational session last spring and while in NYC last fall, decided to take in football game and campus tour. He was nervous about spending time with a cadet and after rejoining us that afternoon he determined West Point was not for him. When pressed, he responded that saw how plebes had to act and did want any part of it. I explained the learn to follow, before learning to lead approach to no avail. Since then, we have not pressed the issue only to say that if his mind changes later, he might be too late in terms of building his application. He then takes the SAT without preparation and up late the night before (intentionally done, we just wanted to get a baseline). His score came back last weekend at a 1290. With some additional prep I am confident that he will be in the range for USMA. He has 3.77 with athletics, extracurriculars, part time job, etc. My belief is that he has some interest but is terrified of the place. I don't want to push, it is his life and his decision obviously and I hope he at least applies for SLE next year. But again, if his interest comes back around by then I fear it could be too late. I suppose my question is what can I do to help arm him with information beyond what he saw at USMA? Has anyone else had DD/DS come back full circle on their opinion?