From DQ to BUMED waiver

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  1. SoccerMom2015

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    Was wondering if anyone can provide input on the waiver process timeline once a candidate is DQ'd and submitted for a waiver. Candidate has a conditional appointment based on medical approval. Realistically, can we make it through the process beofre 16 April?
     
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    Additional info--Excercise Induced Asthma
     
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    Contact your Admissions Officer. Let them know that you are actively pursuing the waiver. DD was running quite close the deadlines for her waiver and the Admissions Office worked with us to hold her spot. Just be sure that you are prompt getting everything to DODMERB. KP also had us email them a scanned copy of all of the documents and were able to contact the waiver authority directly, cutting out some of the processing time.

    So your best bet is to keep in close contact with the Ad. Office. They'll guide you through this. Sadly, no one can predict exactly how long it will all take.
     
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    @KPMum2012

    All of our remedial medical records were promptly forwarded to DoDMERB upon their request and prior to DQ. The only other info we have to send are letters from DS coaches and his own personal letter which we will send tomorrow. What did you scan and send to KP (all of the medical documents), or just added information?
     
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    It's been 3 years, so I don't remember exactly. When the DQ came through, we immediately contacted KP Admissions for advice. They suggested information we could send and also recommended that we send them directly a copy of what we had submitted to DODMERB. They helped guide us through the process and expedited things. Because every medical situation is a little different, I think your best bet really is to contact the Admissions Officer directly. If you don't know who your AO is, then just call the Admissions Office. They really are very helpful!
     

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