waiver question

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  1. Leprechaun

    Leprechaun Member

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    I used to have bad childhood asthma And I did not have any serious asthma symptoms after the age of 13 and will probably will have no symptoms up until I apply. I do not even know whether or not they will disqualify me because they ight just count it as childhood asthma. Anyways I have a few questions about waivers 1) does academic qualifactions affect your chances at recieving a waiver 2) How hard is it to get a waiver 3) which academy is the easiest to recieve a waiver from (including rotc) I am willing to attend any academy except the air force. (I could not get in the af academy anyways because I don't have 20/20 vision)
     
  2. PAParentUSNA

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    larry mullen

    Lep,
    I would go to the dodmets section and post for Larry Mullen. He works there and is the Zen master to answer these questions correctly.
     
  3. MCUSNA

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    Personally, I had one instance of short of breath after the age of 13 and got disqualified.. Waiting on a waiver still since the summer...It takes a while but it is waiverable but there is no way to tell if you will receive one or not. Larry Mullen is the only man who will be able to help you with the best information on this forum. Look for him in the DoDMERB Forums. He will help you with everything in the fastest possible way
     
  4. 1964BGO

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    Logically, it makes sense that Admissions is going to wait until they have a good handle on overall qualifications before they look at waivers. First, there is a ceiling on the number and types of waivers that are acceptable. Second, it is a time-consuming process for USNA as well as the candidate, consequently something to be controlled as much as possible. I cannot speak to the rest of your questions re ease of obtaining a waiver, etc. I do know that for the past several years juvenile asthma was not considered automatically disqualifying. Admissions will contact you when it is time to attack your waiver situation. Best wishes to you in your efforts.
     
  5. Leprechaun

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    they changed the asthma rule in 2004
     
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    i had to get a waiver for my asthma over the summer. you just have to go through the steps. i had to take a test called a methacholine challenge test in order to get the waiver. not a hard test, it just takes a while. the whole process took over three months so be patient. theres a bunch of threads that i read in the dodmerb section. they were really helpful. good luck!
     
  7. Leprechaun

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    thanks for the information it is very easing I have a while until I apply and dodmerb ppolicies may change by then. One additional question is it true if you get denied a waiver by one academy you can still get accepted by the other?
     

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