Thank you so much for your generous offer. Congratulations on your son's acceptance. DS has his heart on a Tier 1. He is on track for the SAT scores and grades. The big question I have at the moment is the balance between APs, college courses, and just educating at large without the credit (ex; MOOCs, self studies of select theories, etc). To be honest, the better educational opportunities are those that do not give credit. The challenge is that when we try to take something interesting at the university, they want the credit history. We can spend a year getting the credits without really learning anything or we can go in a different direction in which no credit will be given, but the depth of education would be more intense. I guess the question is - how important is the credit to Tier 1?

ETA: DS has seen the admissions rates of DreamyU and has a backup plan in place.