Medical Disqualification: Can you reapply?

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  1. estherjp21

    estherjp21 New Member

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    I was offered an appointment for the class of 2019 at USAFA, but I was medically disqualified and my waiver was denied. The reasoning behind my disqualification was that I took prescription medication for headaches. My doctor has since taken me off said medication, and I have had no further or recurring problems. Is it possible for me to reapply for a spot in class of 2020? The academy was my dream and I'm not ready to let it go. I'm currently in a program at a civilian university where I will finish my undergraduate degree in 2 years. Should I try for a spot (and is readmission possible?) or should I just wait until I graduate and enlist?
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    First realize: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND DO NOT WORK FOR DODMERB!

    That being said...you "may" be waiverable after a period of time off the medication and you may not. You might contact DODMERB to see if they'll give you more information and go with that. If they can't/won't, then you have the choice: give it up or press on, while still going to college.

    The call/choice is yours!

    Best of luck!!!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  3. mikki

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    I have dealt with similar situations, and some of them have reapplied, and have given them specific information concerning the medical issue and what has changed. I can tell you honestly, one of them got back in, and another one did not. I wish you the best of luck.
     

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