Medical Waiver for ADHD

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  1. collegestuff123456

    collegestuff123456 New Member

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    Is it possible to get a medical waiver if ADHD medicine has not been taken since the end of Junior year and the student maintains good grades in 4 AP classes, with no other assistance?
     
  2. 5Day

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    Linked is a list of Army Non-Waiverable conditions. https://www.jmu.edu/rotc/prospective-cadets/Non-waiverable medical conditions.pdf The document is dated and it is for Army, but IMHO your chances are slim.

    2. The following conditions are non-waiverable:
    a. Any behavior health condition that is recurrent, chronic or requiring more than 12 months of treatment/therapy.
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    e. Academic disorder that was eligible for accommodations in the last 12 months.

    But, I am no expert, and you will not know until you try.
     
  3. Pima

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    I believe Mabry (poster here) has addressed this issue.

    I believe for a waiver it has to be 24 months off the meds. It has nothing to do with the level of curriculum they are taking, but the time off of the meds and maintaining the same gpa.

    I would suggest you search the DoDMERB threads for more guidance.

    The rule of thumb stands...you have 0% chance if you do not apply. Waivers are case by case. Be prepared for the worst case scenario. My guess is that it will be an automatic DQ and hard to waive since it has been less than 6 mos since they came off the meds., and right now there is no proof that it has no impact due to the fact that the 7th semester (fall sr) grades are not in yet.

    Sorry, if that causes angst. Good luck.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I think it was a year off meds and without assistance on tests (extended time, etc), but I can't remember if that timeline was from application or start of the school year.

    Whatever it is, ADHD is waiverable (I know because I got a waiver from USCGA, USNA and USMMA).
     
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