Need some advice. Our D is being recruited for track. She has gone on several visits and has narrowed the choice to 3 schools. One school (DIII) is much more academic, small and not as competitive athletically as school 2, but she would have the opportunity to really shine in her events. School 2 is a big university, great, very competitive athletics but academically is not as personal as the small school. School 3 is also DIII, academic but the sports program is not as developed as the other 2 schools. Both DIII schools want her to commit early decision... I know it is late to be making this decision. At any rate she is not ready to commit early and is very stressed about making any decision. We think she wants to choose the big school, although she has not said much one way or the other.... (She has been processing everything for the past month and a half).
We are trying to let her make the decision... Trying not to give too much advice. I think she might be concerned about the pressure of a big program and the smaller programs might not be competitive enough. Any thoughts?