My son, who will be studying Mechanical engineering, has narrowed down his college list to 3 schools: Iowa State, Valparaiso and Bradley University. We just visited Iowa State for a second time. I think there is a good chance he will select Iowa State because of all the opportunities and the affordability. However, I think he will wait until April 30 to make his decision official.
I have heard some people say accept the admission offer ASAP, and submit housing contract so he has the best chance of getting the residence he wants. Since he will be a Engineering student, it would be ideal if his residence hall is near the engineering buildings, so that would be Martin, Eaton or Friley.
Does it make sense to accept admission offer and housing contract now, even though he isn’t 100% sure he will attend? If we wait until April 30, is there is a chance he wont get Martin, Eaton or Friley?