Waiver and Acceptance?

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  1. educ8

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    I received a medical waiver, and a letter of physical and academic qualification . The medical waiver letter said that their medical team and the admissions team have both thoroughly reviewed my waiver and granted it. I have read several posts that say that a waiver isn't granted to everyone, and that it is a good sign to receive one. Does the waiver mean that my chances of obtaining an appointment are good because they wouldn't waste their time and money on a waiver if I wasn't likely to receive an appointment? BTW, I'm the candidate and using my Dad's profile.
     
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    Great news on the waiver! Curious, what was your waiver for and how long did it take? Were you notified by USMA that they were seeking the waiver on your behalf? Was there a letter or PDF in your portal that indicated they were seeking the waiver?

    I know each case is unique but curious to hear your story. My DS also needs a medical waiver. Thanks for any info you offer.
     
  3. educ8

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    She was DQ'd for spondylolysis on Oct 1 and WP started a waiver on Nov. 4 and the waiver was just approved/granted on Feb. 4.

    The letter is on the first screen after you log in to your WP portal with all of the other official correspondence.

    It took quite a while!
     
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    My understanding is the medical waivers are requested for competitive candidates, not limited only to candidates West Point wants to appoint. If you think about, West Point probably has an idea who they want to appoint, but things like nomination conflict, medical disqualification, not completing application until the last minute, failing CFA, declining the appointment, and etc don't cooperate with West Point's plan, so they need a bigger pool.

    You did what you supposed to do, so hope for the best and enjoy what's remaining of our senior year.
     
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    To put it bluntly, don't stalk the mailbox quite yet. It is just part of the process, the thing to remember is in this process you still have to win the MOC slate before you go to the pool. The waiver just says your are 3Q, it is your WCS that will get you an appointment.

    Good luck.
     

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