Unfortunately, D is not as happy as I thought she might be. It could be that she is inundated with homework that she wasn't aware of (that is another story) and hasn't left the kitchen table for 8 hours. Of her 6 EA schools, 5 are safeties (Dickinson is the only match on the list). She was accepted to Ithaca with a presidential scholarship. Apparently, the invitation to the honors program comes later if at all. She would be happy to go there, as she would with all 5 of the safety schools but she says "it was expected so she isn't excited". Oh boy...I get that she'll most likely be accepted at all the safeties (isn't that why they are safeties?) but how about a little happiness here? Could it be that $$ is the real issue? These are academic safeties, the only TRUE safety is Umass Amherst. I think the financials have her a little down at the moment :( Even with this scholarship the school is out of reach, we have to wait for the financial aid package and I fear this is going to be a common theme.