usma qualified letter

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  1. bobnjilly

    bobnjilly New Member

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    My son got a letter today that says he is scholastically and physically qualified but he still needs a dodmerb waiver. Does this mean if he gets his waiver he will be offered an appointment or that he continues in the process? If he does continue in the process what are his chances at this point if all the slots for our extremely competetive congressional district are taken? Thanks for any feedback.:smile:
     
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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Hi Bobnjilly:
    It means he really needs that waiver. You don't say why he needs the waiver. It is great that he is Physically and Scholastically qualified. Keep plugging and make sure you get all the paperwork required to Dodmerb ASAP.
     
  3. bobnjilly

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    We already sent in all the remedial paperwork to dodmerb, I am pretty sure he will get his waiver but not sure. Does this mean if he gets the waiver he will be offered an appointment?:confused:
     
  4. usafa84

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    Once he's fully qualified (including nomination) his chances of being offered an appointment go up signficantly. This is the USAFA Class of 2012 profile which sits around 78%. Class of 2009 was around 90%. I'm sure the other SA's are very similar.

    https://admissions.usafa.edu/RRSC/Profile.htm
     
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    Larry Mullen is the contact at DODMERB he is absolutly wonderful. His e-mail is one of the first stickys on the DODMERB forum. Good Luck keep us posted.
     
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    I suggest he call his Regional Commander or his MALO.

    Generally, USMA uses an "but for" rule when deciding to seek a waiver. They will seek a waiver when all conditions for an appointment to the academy or one of their prep programs are met "but for"...... being medically cleared.

    They are seeking a waiver because they are interested in offering him something.

    It is indeed a good sign. He should show interest and stay tuned.......
     
  7. bobnjilly

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    Thanks for the support and answers everyone. :smile: Hopefully he will get his dodmerb waiver and an appointment. Mr Mullen has been helpful and we are signed up for his fan club!:thumb: What a great asset to this board and the kids trying to serve, not to mention the confused parents.
     

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