Panic or patience?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by goaltoserve, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. goaltoserve

    goaltoserve Member

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    I submitted my file early, which was competitive with past class profiles, and was told that my file looked strong. DQ by DoDMERB in September. No sign that the USNA will seek a waiver. Has anyone been processed for USNA waiver yet?
     
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  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Patience...it is likely that USNA is waiting for nominations to come in....so don't expect anything until Febraury (at the earliest).

    I'd suggest focusing on your back-up plans in the mean time, just so you are ready if the waiver process is not initiated.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. RNrecruiter

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    Patience and Planning

    Dear Goaltoserve,
    I think patience and planning is probably the best route at this time. My DS was medically DQ'd as well. The DoDMERB site showed his DQ status on 9/20/2012. Three days later DS had BGO interview and was advised to start working on Plan B (always good to have that back-up plan ready to go). Son was disappointed, but started working on common app for Plan B. Still holding out hope for USNA and taking things one step-at-a-time. We did not contact USNA or DoDMERB re: medical DQ - just waited things out.

    On October 3, 2012 received letter requesting remedial testing. Then on October 17, 2012 received conditional LOA. Remedial testing was completed on October 26, 2012. At this point everything we can do on our end is done (congressional interview complete). DS is waiting for DoDMERB to update his medical status (still indicates "Pending Waiver/Submission Review") and for decision of nomination interview, but at the same time applying to 8-10 other colleges.

    The waiting game is hard. Just an observation, but starting the application process for other colleges has kept son busy and between five AP classes, varsity sport, etc., he hasn't had much time to overthink the USNA process (which has really helped).

    I wish you the very best and hope everything works out for you!
     
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  4. goaltoserve

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    Thanks!

    I will try to be patient and will have plans B,C and D in action. Hopefully the holidays will be a distraction and help the time pass quickly.
     
  5. RNrecruiter

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    Dear G2S,
    Sorry, couldn't respond to your PM (I don't have enough posts yet), but when I do - I will send you a message. Keep your chin up!
     
  6. CSGuy

    CSGuy Class of 2016

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    Waivers are hit and miss at the academy, not to mention a complex business. My color vision deficiency initially disqualified me on DoDMERB, requiring the FALANT remedial test (which I also failed). For whatever reason, the waiver arrived about two weeks later in the middle of October.

    On the other hand, my roommate failed the color test during his medical exam but wasn't disqualified on DoDMERB. On I-Day, he failed the mandatory FALANT and was told of "the possibility of separation" due to his color vision. Within a few hours, he too was waived.

    Main point:
    The process is really strange. No predictions can be made about waivers. Some get them, some don't, regardless of how qualified a candidate they are.
     

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