"APPLICATION STATUS" has been removed from dodmerb website

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  1. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    The “Application Status” data field has been removed from the DoDMERB website. The DoDMERB website exists to track an applicant’s medical status. This status was strictly an Admissions data field. It was NOT always current or accurate.

    DoDMERB has NO information regarding an applicant’s Admissions (SA) or ROTC scholarship status, therefore, we will NOT be able to answer these questions at DoDMERB or via these Forums.

    4 Year ROTC scholarship statuses will be via letter from the respective ROTC program. “If selected,” the applicant will receive an offer letter. The status change will occur when the applicant accepts/declines that offer.

    Campus based scholarships are administered via the ROTC leadership at the Battalion (Army) or Detachment (Navy, USMC Option, and AF).

    I will update the USNA and USAFA information below late tonight.

    Applicants may check their SA Admissions Status at:

    West Point: Candidates may find their latest status on their candidate portal https://candidate.usma.edu.
    USCGA: http://www.uscga.edu. Log into “profile.” This will allow an applicant to see if the file is complete or not.
    USMMA: https://info.usmma.edu/webcandlog.htm

    As always:thumb:
     
  2. skc

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    Good for you and DoDMERB.

    Never understood why your excellent organization was considered the point for first notice of SA's or ROTC acceptance of rejection. IMHO only the respective institutions should address admission policies. Yes, USNA notifies candidates via snail mail. Is this communication method wrong? I don't think so, It has worked well for many years. Really, what difference does it make to wait a few extra days for the mail. We have become too accustomed to "instant access" data. Personally I believe correspondence from the institution stating acceptance or rejection is preferable to a yes or no posted on a web site. Either way, the answer is the same.

    As noted in many postings on this web site you and DoDMERB are a valuable resource and have assisted many candidates in their SA/ROTC journey. Thank you for the fantastic job in evaluating SA's/ROTC candidates physical readiness to serve and protect our freedoms.
     
  3. buff81

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    The AMA might want to take note of 2 new afflictions spreading across the country:
    Service Academy/ROTC Admissions Statusosis (SARAS) and Current Medical Status Syndrome (CMSS).
    These affect a very specialized segment of the population- candidates and parents of candidates of our nation’s Service Academies and ROTC programs. The first sign is when logging on daily to DoDMERB turns into logging on constantly throughout the day and night. The symptoms usually emerge around Christmas and reach a roaring obsession by March and April.

    Symptoms include:
    - Worn off numbers and letters on keyboard that correlate to the username and password
    - Being late to work or school b/c you are checking DoDMERB ‘just one more time’
    - When the 10 minutes between updates seems like an eternity
    - Calluses form on fingertips
    - “What does this mean?!!!!” e-mail sent to Larry Mullen or posted on SAF when a date changes on status
    - Family members brush up on CPR in case you have ‘the big one’ when offered/withdrawn or waiver granted/denied finally appears
    - Having heart palpitations while waiting for the page to load
    - The mailman feels rejected
    - Friends, co-workers and extended family know what DoDMERB is
    - There is a designated bottle of wine/sparkling grape juice in your cabinet just in case there is cause for celebration
    - Finding comfort with people you’ve never met before on SAF because no one else really knows what you are going through
    - The terms ‘ remedial’, ‘Concorde’, ‘waiver’, ‘in process’, and ‘DQ’ become part of your normal vocabulary
    - Parents have rehearsed what they will say to DS or DD when the news comes- good or bad
    - Experiencing withdrawals now that DoDMERB does not include admissions status

    Treatment: None available. These symptoms occur over such a short period of time that implementing a 12-step program is not feasible. However, symptoms quickly dissipate once BFE or TWE arrives in the mail.

    WARNING: Symptoms MAY reappear when another sibling/child opens a file.

    Signed: a parent fully recovered from CMSS. :smile:
     
  4. cjs

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    this is priceless!!!!
    thanks for the laugh!
     
  5. HappyCamper

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    buff81, that was perfect! LOL!!!
     
  6. harmi

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    Is there a hidden camera in my house??? How did you know we did this??? LOLOLOL!!!:shake:
     
  7. MullenLE

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    You guys are a hoot! OK - Here is the final version:

    DoDMERB’s website exists to provide candidates their medical status.

    DoDMERB does NOT know a candidate’s admissions status.
    Service Academy Admissions/ROTC websites provide administrative (versus medical) information on Admissions/Scholarship statuses.
    Applicants/Candidates may check their Admissions/Scholarship Status at:

    WEST POINT: https://candidate.usma.edu or contact their Admissions Officer

    USNA: USNA website is www.usna.edu or contact their Regional Director

    USAFA: https://admissions.usafa.edu/secure/Online/OnlineApplication.exe

    USCGA: http://www.uscga.edu. Log into “profile.” This will allow an applicant to see if the file is complete or not.

    USMMA: https://info.usmma.edu/webcandlog.htm

    Army ROTC: 4 year applicants: https://schlr4yr.usarmyrotc.com/scholarshipstatus/
    Or call 1-888-251-6983.

    NROTC and USMC Option 4 year applicants: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/status_scholarship.aspx (there is an underscore between status and scholarship)

    Air Force ROTC 4 year applicants: - http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/application/tracker-overview/ or call 1-800-522-0033

    Campus based ROTC scholarships for all Services – These are administered by the ROTC Battalion (Army) or the Detachment (Navy, USMC Option, and Air Force). Contact those offices directly.
     
  8. fairwinds

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    Buff81,

    Hysterical! Soooo sad, but soo true! Thank goodness there are others that can relate to my "illness." Thank goodness Mr. Mullen and Dodmerb have taken away the admission info, maybe now I can start to "heal!"

    Thanks for the laugh!
     
  9. CronusMom

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    Thanks, Buff81. I needed that. :thumb:
     
  10. skc

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    Buff81 - very creative, are we all that easy to read. I will never ridicule mind readers again
     
  11. wingnut

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    Now what?

    Okay guys, where do we , ahem...... S T A L K now ???? Don't say Larry's lame links, cause that's where it all started oh so many months ago.... Wait, wasn't that another lifetime ago? Are we all finding ourselves :shake:back to square one? Is this the Twilight Zone?
     
  12. parentofmen

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    Thank you buff81. I've posted this on my fridge to remind us to relax, and go with the flow. What happens, happens.
     
  13. futurepilot22

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    Personally, I never really understood why some people had such a problem with the DODMERB site displaying admissions status info. There are a handful of people who just seemed opposed to it in principle, which I just never understood.
     
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    Unfortunately Navy does not show your admissions status online. I think this is why everyone used DoDMERB's site to track admission.
     
  15. disey3

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    You have a future!

    Buff81 you have a future in the medical field if you are not involved in it already! Thanks for the laugh! Made a copy for myself to bring into work...:thumb:
     
  16. MullenLE

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    Buff81 - U are a superstar in the comedic circles! Extremely clever. Thx:thumb:
     

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