My son received an appointment to West Point, but also received an offer of a Falcon Scholarship to USAFA. He's always wanted to be in the Air Force, but he has a guaranteed appointment to the USMA. I've heard kids actually do better at the Academies if they have been through the prep school. He's only had Pre-Calc, and did well, so I'm wondering if the Falcon Scholarship would help him get a good grip on Calculus so when/if he goes to USAFA he'll be up to speed. He liked the idea of going to West Point, but is wondering if USAFA is a better fit for him. Is a good "chance" of getting to USAFA worth giving up an appointment he already has? I know this is almost impossible to answer, but I thought there might be somebody else out there who's been through this and might have some helpful comments or suggestions to help. It's zero dark thirty here and I'm wondering what to tell him, such is the life of a parent. I know when my son wakes up he will find out he has a Falcon scholarship and he'll be looking to me for advice.