Can you be DQ'ed from acceptance to West Point for a concussion in high school?

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  1. SF1775

    SF1775 Member

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    If you get a concussion, mild or severe, from lets say playing sports in HS, can you be medically disqualified from West Point?
     
  2. Dad

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    Yes. Of course many applicants have received concussions and have been declared fit for duty (qualified). When the time comes for your DoDMERB exam, just be honest in reporting your past history of illnesses and injuries. DoDMERB will determine if you a qualified, or if they need more information (a remedial). It's not something worth fretting over at this point. Concentrate on what you have control over: sports, clubs, leadership activities, GRADES, and test scores. Even if DoDMERB DQs you, WP may request a waiver on your behalf (it is up to them!).

    It is great that you found these forums so early in your journey. Make sure you ask for clarification if a response is not clearly expressed. Best wishes. :thumb:
     
  3. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Here is the DoDI (Change 1, 09/13/2011 ENCLOSURE 4 DoDI 6130.03, April 28, 2010) DQ references on head injuries:

    Here is the Army, 40-501 standard:

     

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