color vision requirments

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  1. maxd950729

    maxd950729 Member

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    I'm a junior in high school and I plan to apply the USNA, USMA and the USAFA.
    The USNA is my first choice (my father went there not sure if that helps). I do want to know what the color vision requirments for the USNA and if they are the same for the other two academies. I checked the webite but there wasn't any information regarding the topic. Any information would be helpful thanks.
     
  2. SCMids

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    Color deficiency disqualifies you. They do grant waivers, but there aren't many of them. Compile the best record you can so that they want you enough to pursue a waiver. Good luck to you!
     
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    Is it disqualifying for the USMA and the USAFA as well?
     
  4. Vista123

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    Hi
    bummer about the vision. I personally have posted a ton about this over the last 5 years so if you check through these boards you will find the info.
    Here is the general skinny:
    USNA the class of 2017 they gave three vision waivers. THREE (that is three individual mids) so if you need a vision waiver for USNA I hope you can pitch a 90 mile an hour fastball and have a 36 ACT. No service that has to do with water (USMMA )will be doable without a waiver-don't count on one. seriously, I don't care what smoke people blow your way, (and your dad going there wont help unless he is the current Supe) go for it but do not count on one.

    USMA: you do not need a waiver if you are color deficient. however you will not be able to do anything with flying (or boats).

    USAFA-last I heard it was the same as USMA but I not the expert in that.

    Regretfully,
    Mom with the gene carrying the color deficiency to my second son (army ROTC)
     

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