DQ'd...waiver?

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  1. Positivity

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    So I found out about a week ago that I was disqualified medically by DoDMERB. However, I have revisited the DoDMERB site and it states: Pending Waiver Submission/Review on my status page. Also, on my USMA candidate portal page under Medical Status it states: Requested Waiver. Does this mean that I have been deemed (highly) competitive/qualified and they are trying to obtain a waiver for me? Or is this just a routine thing that automatically happens when one is medically DQ'd? Thanks for all the help and insight.

    Jon
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If it says they requested a waiver, they must've requested a waiver. DoDMERB waivers take anywhere from a couple of weeks to months. They may ask for additional paperwork or additional exams; just do everything they ask of you in a timely manner and you'll get through it.
     
  3. Positivity

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    So does this mean that they found me to be highly competitive and they are interested in pursuing me? Sorry, but I thought i had my dreams crushed like a week ago when I found out that I was medically DQ'd. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Yes. I was medically DQ'd once upon a time, too. Waivers are entirely possible. Just do anything they need you to do, and hope for the best.
     
  5. PJay

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    I'm in the same spot; mine was automatically placed for "requested waiver". However my regional commander e-mailed me stating he put me in to start the process and I needed to send in my medical forms, so you might need to send in extra stuff.
     
  6. buff81

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    If a waiver was requested, then you are a competitive candidate (your RC made that determination).
    WP does not want to waste the resources involved in a medical waiver if the candidate does not have a chance for admission. :thumb:
     
  7. Pima

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    I agree with buff, but I would add there is a difference between highly competitive which you keep asking and competitive.

    Don't assume that if you get the waiver the BFE will be on your doorstep a few days later.

    Right now you are competitive, how highly, nobody knows.
     

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