Jumping the gun?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Tigermom, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Tigermom

    Tigermom New Member

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    My DS got a letter last week from the USNA stating that he was guaranteed an appointment if he received a medical waiver. In talking to the admissions board yesterday, I learned that the waiver was requested on Feb 3 - and that it would take 4-6 weeks to learn if it was granted.
    Today, DS got a letter from our congressman (his nomination source) congratulating him on his appointment. I told DS to not count on anything until he had the BFE - do you think that the MOC just didn't read the letter right? :confused:
     
  2. Dolphins2012

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    The only way to know for certain is for your DS to contact the USNA, and I'd wager they don't give out that information when solicited over the phone, especially if a BFE/TWE is already in the mail. Other than that, he could view his status on DoDMERB's website and see if he's been granted the waiver, and he could call the MOC's office to see why he thinks your DS has received an appointment. But I don't think anyone here can divine the situation with any certainty - congressmen have been known to make mistakes!:biggrin:
    Sounds good overall though, and best of luck to your DS - mine will be there June 28, hope yours is too!
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    This is a Conditional Offer of Appointment. If your waiver is approved (which is conducted by USNA and NOT DODMERB), then you will be receiving a BFE. The Superintendent has the final say on all waivers.

    There is a chance between the time the waiver was requested (3 Feb) and the time the USNA letter was sent, a decision was made. However, given your talk with Admissions yesterday and them saying a waiver decision is still pending, I'd venture to say it probably has not been decided on yet. In this specific case, you could call Admissions back and verify, given that you received the letter from MOC stating your appointment. Otherwise, it sounds like just a few more weeks!
     
  4. Tigermom

    Tigermom New Member

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    Thanks - I am going to take this as a good sign but have told him not to be telling anyone that he was in until he gets the BFE.
     
  5. jh1597

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    If they do extend a conditional offer of appointment, do they give you a chance to send in records saying you're healed and good to go? Or give you a chance to be examined by a doctor to say you're fine? I would hate to have that be a determining factor based on a healed injury from almost three years ago...
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    jh1597,

    I believe additional medical information is accepted, however, for any particular medical case/waiver situation, you should contact the Admissions Office and speak to the Medical Representative.
     
  7. Tigermom

    Tigermom New Member

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    I talked to both DoDMERB and USNA admissions and was told that if they needed extra information that they would contact me. His issue is that he is allergic to cashews - which is bad to the DoDMERB but as was explained to me might not be bad to USNA. He has only had one reaction (two years ago) but he did put down that he had an epi pen - which he never carries. So just keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that it all works out.
     

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