I've been reading these forums for over and year and have not posted much because I feel so overwhelmed by the whole college search process. There's so much great information on here and wonderful parents willing to share their knowledge, hopefully I can tap into some of that.
My DD will graduate in 2012. We've visited over 20 colleges, most of which were recommended by her GC. She's got her list down to about 10 now, but the problem is she doesn't know what she wants to do. She definitely wants to do a Theater double major (or minor) with something else that is completely unknown to her at this time which makes it tough to select a college. She's traveled internationally a bit and enjoys that, as well as Mission work, Voice and Spanish. That's about it for interests outside of Musical theater.
She's got great stats:
NMSF (yay just found out today!)
2170 SAT (retaking in Nov to try for higher superscore, mostly because her GC recommends it)
working on her GS Gold Award now
some leadership (Church, GS)
absolutely no sports
We've narrowed her search down to (in no particular order):
U of Rochester
Butler (did not visit yet)
College of Wooster
and after finding out about the NMSF, I'm going to try to talk her into looking at Alabama. College size doesn't seem to matter to her too much, as long as class sizes are mostly small.
My question is - is this a reasonable list? We'd really like to take advantage of the scholarships that are available for NMSF, but we can pay for some college. We are in Ohio, and initially wanted her to stay within 6 hour drive, but if she gets great scholarship further away, then flights would not be an issue financially. We may qualify for limited need based aid, but not expecting too much there. I guess since she just really doesn't know what she wants to do yet, its hard to justify spending a lot of money somewhere until she finds what her 2nd major would be and assuming at this point, that she will probably need to get a Masters.