Reapplying For 2017-DoDMERB DQ'd

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  1. MarkedGal617

    MarkedGal617 Member

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    I am going into my sophomore year at Texas A&M. I applied for the USMA class of 2015, but was medically disqualified for history of a mood disorder. My waiver was denied. However, since then, I have seen another psychiatrist, who says that after evaluation of my files, and me as a person, he sees no evidence that a mood disorder was ever an issue. How likely is it that I can receive a waiver?

    Also, I was unable to reapply last year due to a crazy schedule including an Honors program study abroad summer trip and my involvement as a fish in the Corps of Cadets. My grades really took a hit first semester, due to the Corps, and poor class scheduling. Second semester, they were an entire grade point higher, will this be looked upon favorably? I also participated in Ranger Challenge, and plan to do so again this year.
     
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    Would like to know

    Anyone have any insight or helpful advice?
     
  3. kinnem

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    You may need to ask this on the DoDMERB threads. I don't think anyone here can give you definitive answers on the waiver.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Agree that no one here can provide you a definitve answer. Generally, it's hard to get DODMERB or a service to change their minds when doctors are saying "he said/she said" over medical conditions that are somewhat subjective like mood disorders (vs. say, a broken bone).

    However, each case is unique and you won't know the answer to your particular situation until you ask.

    I suggest you start by contacting DODMERB.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    There is a relationship between your competitiveness as a candidate vs getting a medical wavier. As other posters said, you need to talked to DODMERB and submit any new medical documentation you have.

    As your college grades, higher the better, especailly if your standardized test scores and GPA/class ranking weren't good.
     
  6. MarkedGal617

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    Both my standardized scores and GPA were excellent. Well above the averages for the entering class of 2015
     

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