OK, I've run into a small fork in the road.
Basically, I am a current high schooler with many qualifications for some of the top Universities in the country. That's not me being cocky, I'm just trying to give you an idea of my situation. Also, I come from a wealthier background with both my parents coming from top tier Universities. Obviously, their expectations for my future are high. I've told them all along that what I want to do is be a SEAL, more than anything else in the world.
The Question: If I some how manage to convince my parents to let me Join and become a SEAL directly out of high school, how does this affect my chances/outlooks for universities? Is it going to be harder to get in, easier? Cheaper, more expensive?
If not, how long (if anybody knows) are SO contracts going to be around? I don't think I could ever forgive myself if I went to college only to have the SO contract option stripped away from me.
So in general, is it better to go to College before BUD/s and hopefully become a SEAL, or is it better to go to College after serving as a SEAL?