Waiver for Disqualifying Condidtion

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  1. Ted

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    Is it possible that I can get a waiver for Ulcerative Colitis. I'm 15 and looking at getting into USNA and I'm wondering if UC is going to hold me back. I'm on medication and I am symptom free right now. If I remain symptom free and can successfully get off my medication, will I be able to get in?
     
  2. Christcorp

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    None of us on this forum are going to be giving you your DODMRB physical. None of us on this forum are going to be able to say if you pass or fail. None of us on this forum is going to be submitting a waiver for you should you require one.

    In other words, no one here knows if you'll need or will get a waiver for your condition. But what we can tell you is: You have a 100% guaranteed chance of not receiving an appointment if you don't apply. There is only one thing you can do if you truly want to apply to the academy and serve your country. "APPLY". That is the same advice we give anyone with "What If" type questions. Sorry, but that's how it is. 2 people can apply; both have similar medical conditions; one can pass the physical and the other doesn't because of severity. Or; both can require a waiver and one can be approved and the other isn't. There are no magic yes/no answers and we can't give it to you. All you can do is apply and take it one step at a time. Best of luck... mike....
     
  3. Ted

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    Thanks. That was a good answer.
     
  4. Jkaz

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    Have you started your DoDMERB file on the website? If so I believe on the side they have listen Remedial codes and Disqualification codes. Under this you could search for a code pertaining to your condition. Whether it be in the R-codes (Remedial) or D-codes (disqualified). Remdials most of the time don't require the wavier process whereas the d-codes do. If you know what code you might get even before you get it, you could better prepare youself.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    Not in the Navy, don't want to in the Navy. But I am in the Army so I can talk about the Army standard.

    Normally, the Army is most forgiving of the medical matters. The Army Regulation AR 40-501 Standards of Medical Fitness

    I am posting this to not discourage you but to give you better understanding of where you might stand medically. Ultimately, DoDMERB is the only authority that can determine your medical status and subsequently SA for granting any medical waiver. You will never know the final result until you try.
     

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