Jeffandanne and Atlast, It sounds like you are going about it the right way with early planning for numerous auditions. And I do not believe your students are auditioning for too many schools. My daughter went through the process 2 years ago, 1 year after the start of the Glee effect, and there were already almost 2,000 students auditioning at Chicago Unifieds. BTW, at that time 49 different schools were represented at Chicago Unifieds, although some were just for acting, not MT. I have mentioned in other threads that I would be happy to send the represented school list to anyone who would like to PM or email me their email address, along with other forms we used throughout the process. We are from Oregon, so my d auditioned both on campus and at Unifieds in Chicago. She auditioned for 14 schools and was accepted into the MT program of 4 of them. 2 offered her valuable scholarships, one-nothing at all, and one was a backup. So we were very glad we had that high number going in. My daughter missed 10 days of school during the process. Most schools were auditioned for during the February period. My one regret was that we hadn't planned for a fall audition at 1 or 2 schools closer by that she wasn't very interested in, just to get the audition piece under her belt. Even with all her coaching and mock auditions, her first audition on the east coast really threw her!