question about waiver for nrotc

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  1. ltcornmom

    ltcornmom Member

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    My DS was initially DQ'd medically then received a waiver about a week later for USNA he received his appointment in September. He received a NROTC scholarship to MIT in September and was DQ'D for NROTC in October. We have not received a waiver for NROTC. Does anyone know who we can contact to follow through about receiving a NROTC waiver.
     
  2. kinnem

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    From the NROTC Scholarship web site:
     
  3. ltcornmom

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    Thanks so much for the contact info. I was able to reach someone at the NROTC medical information office and they told me a waiver was issued back in November and that they will send another letter to confirm. Was waiting and worrying for two months for nothing. Wish I had asked sooner. Thanks again
     
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    Great news! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    :jump1::jump1::jump1:
     
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    Glad to be of help. I'm looking forward to finding out which institution of higher learning wins! :thumb:
     
  6. ltcornmom

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    Feeling a little foolish and quite upset right now. When I spoke to the person at the medical info offices she said his waiver was adjudicated in November, which I took to mean he received a waiver. Now according to the DODMERB his waiver was denied. Totally confused. If his waiver was granted for USNA I would think it would be granted for NROTC. Unless the info on the web site is not up to date, but then I would think that it would not list waiver approved USNA and Denied NROTC. If it is truly denied is there any recourse we can take to appeal???
     
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    Curious

    With all due respect, I noticed that your DS has been accepted to the USNA. Unless NROTC is his first choice, why would you be concerned with NROTC waiver?
     
  8. kinnem

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    They are separate groups with their own sets of processes and decisions. USNA may "need" him to reach a certain level of geographic diversity or because he's the best in that particular district or something. NROTC doesn't operate under the same sets of rules. Your son would not be the first to be granted a waiver by one and not the other. Nevertheless you should continue to pursue it.

    @goaltoserve - I think her DS hasn't decided between MIT and USNA yet, but is leaning towards MIT based on info on other threads. But without the waiver it's probably out of the question.
     
  9. ltcornmom

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    kinnem is there a way to pursue a waiver appeal for NROTC
     
  10. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    MIT is a great school too!
     
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    The only thing I can recommend is the same info I provided earlier. Other than that I have no inside info on how to drive the process or even if you can (I suspect you can't). You might try mentioning the USNA waiver which perhaps might shake something loose. It sounded like there was some confusion on their end from you previous posts but perhaps I was confused instead.
     

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