I’m not saying that he wouldn’t get in to UMD. He might be able to. I’m saying he’d be miserable there. He’s not going to be OK with being the bottom student his academic classes, even if they’re a small portion of his course load. That’s not his personality. I want him to be able to concentrate on his music, and to have room in his life for the other things that he loves like volunteering with kids, being outside, getting exercise.
WVU could be a fit. Does anyone have experience with Appalachian State or Slippery Rock? They’re both schools that have come up on my own search, but I didn’t see them here.