Chances of needing a waiver?

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  1. JGrogan

    JGrogan New Member

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    I have been told that I need to complete a remedial medical exam for the 4 year NROTC scholarship for which I have been accepted because I mentioned minor back discomfort. I am required to be checked for lumbar spine and scoliosis. I was wondering, if the results come back with minor scoliosis or lumbar (which they shouldn't but one never knows) will I be immediately rejected, and if so, what are the odds of receiving a waiver for either of those issues. Thanks.
     
  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    If you have never been told before that you have scoliosis it most likely will not be an issue. If you have been told that you have minor scoliosis it most likely will not be an issue. Notice I've said "most likely".

    As for the back discomfort, if it was just minor strains that have healed with no issues, again, it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    JGrogan and I have communicated.


    In general for all applicants, when remedials (additional tests, consults, and/or info) are requested, speculation about MEETING or NOT meeting standards or waivers, is premature. If we knew the outcomes, we wouldn't ask for the remedials. So, pls be dilligent and patient, and accomplish what is asked by DoDMERB or the waiver authorities. The fact that something additional is being asked for, means "NO" is not the initial determination/decision.:thumb:
     

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