As April 1st approaches I am preparing to deal with whatever comes to pass in my son's application results. As he was home schooled and the burden of the decisions on where to apply fell on us it was difficult to choose the schools in which to apply. He completed HS in June 03 after being accepted to RISD and many other Art Schools. He has decided not to take that route but has rather decided to go to a liberal arts school and major in Art History (concentrating on Medieval Art).
He has already been successful with his art since he was 15 and his designed cover art (audio books) for a few NYT best sellers. Anyway he decided to take a gap year and has re-applied to about 7 schools all very selective and submitted an elaborately done illustrated personal statement (essay) along with some excellent rec letters which mostly were not academic. His SAT scores are 1420 with 790 being verbal. His SATII's are 2230. He isn't fooling himself by being confident in getting into Princeton or Harvard but hopes to have a shot at Brown or maybe Williams (the latter due to the Art History connection). The match-safety is Lafayette College. It seems to have a decent art program and their new president is a Medieval Art Historian. The other upside to Lafayette is a possible merit scholarship. I guess I need to feel confident in this school and also be ready in the event he doesn't get accepted to the more selective schools.