DS 21 just heard from his college counselor at OWU that he should expect good news by Nov 12. OWU was his main academic and financial safety based on likely merit. He’s going to likely do much better in a smaller school with solid advising, a really thoughtful 1st year experience, and an opportunity to explore majors, among other qualities like racial diversity and a relaxed student orchestra.
It’s lovely that he will likely be accepted, but now I’m wondering how worried we should be about OWU’s financial future and how severely the programs and opportunities will shrink. Should he expand his search for safeties to schools that he didn’t like as much (like Ursinus which felt like a timid unexpansive kind of vibe to him coming from suburban NJ). He also got into Roanoke as a safety which would be fine, and a bit more away from NJ suburbs but possibly too conservative. His target schools we won’t hear from for another month or so and to maximize merit he should be applying early to alterative financial safeties. Thanks for your thoughts.