He's hoping to attend f/t in the fall. Its a good school, metro branch of the same state uni he attended. Based on his current gpa, it's a very long shot but his extenuating circumstances and stellar HS performance may give him a chance. I know that we have a long road ahead but this is a step in a better direction. He came to me for advice on what to write in the optional "anything else you'd like us to know before considering your application?" And I told him to to stress that he lost his educational focus after being badly injured after an assault his first week at school. He alluded to sharing his "family problems" but I ignored it and told him to mention that he failed his final semester after dropping out halfway thru & not recognizing the need to formally withdraw. So, I could use some juju he gets in. He's paid off his school tuition debt which is another good step. I mentioned earlier that I am very concerned that he may be setting himself up for a fall with the unrealistic graduation goals he has set for his education but we'll cross that bridge if & when we get there. So, we're nowhere near out of the woods. He is usually his own worst enemy and he has stated that he won't lower himself by going to a lesser college or !gasp! a community college. (So much for goals, Know what I mean?? Better no college than a lesser school, crazy) Long road ahead regardless, but I am fearing that a rejection will be the catalyst for a return to active self destruction or worse, self destruction coupled with- a a decision to return to his former college town. His recent signs of stability are so promising but also too tentative to sustain him thru a rejection I think. I know I need to let go.