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Tell me what you think. H and I disagree about where Son should have his AROTC interview.
Please note: Since we can't agree on the issue we won't try to persuade him toward either side. This is a PRIVATE disagreement between me and H. Son will make the final decision about where to interview.
I just want to know if my position is too crazy to be taken seriously.
H thinks it doesn't matter where Son interviews. In fact he called a local U and asked. The ROO said it's "not necessary to travel to the first choice school. We conduct interviews all the time for candidates not coming to this school." So it's not necesary. Fine. But, is it recommended? H didn't ask and won't call back because he's satisfied with the current answer. He said I could call, but I don't want to take this down to nit-picky level of cross examination.
I believe Son should invest the time to travel (fly) from Baltimore to Wake Forest for his interview. WFU is Son's dream school and first choice ROTC school. It's a high match/low reach for him. (Stats here: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/wake-forest-university/766485-chances-wake-forest-please.html) I believe that if he really wants to do ROTC at WFU he should take every opportunity to improve his chances. Interviewing in person may help; it certainly couldn't hurt. Further, if he earns a scholarship, but it's not at WFU, he may forever wonder if he really did everything possible.
Money's not the issue. We're perfectly willing to invest a few hundred dollars to interview for a full-ride scholarship. It's just that we disagree on whether this is a case where "demonstrating interest" (to put it in CC terms) matters.