Waiver question

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  1. willyboy

    willyboy Member

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    I have completed my application for the Academy, but was recently informed that I am medically disqualified for eczema. However, I have not had the condition for years and have absolutely no issues with it to this day. Will USNA consider me for a waiver and when would this occur? If it helps, I attended Summer Seminar and am attending a CVW this fall. In addition, my SAT is 2000 with a 3.8 unweighted gpa. I am a recruited athlete and my dad graduated from the Academy as well. Any insight into the likely hood of a waiver would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
     
  2. Pima

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    willyboy are you willoace? If not I would suggest you search willoace's thread on DoDMERB here is the link:
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/dodmerb-disqualification.44305/

    In essence it says to get in front of it, and get a dermatologist appointment, so if you need a waiver it may give you an edge.

    If you want a flat out answer. Yes, waivers are offered for eczema, but if you already have a DQ for eczema it is to your advantage to pull your medical records and be proactive regarding the medical paperwork.

    Being a legacy, unless a O7-10 means nothing. Being recruited, but no LOA can also mean no help. The USN docs will look at your medical records, the 2000 SAT is not what they will care about when they offer a waiver.

    They care about if they waive this you can be deployed, or if it means waiving someone else has to be deployed because you can't. This is not only about you when it comes to waivers.

    Sorry, but that is the truth, and I am sure your Dad would say the same.
     
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  3. willyboy

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    Thanks! And that is me! I had trouble logging into my other account for some reason so I made a new one. And I no longer have eczema so it would cause no problems on a deployment. Thanks for your time!
     
  4. Vtmom

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    DS also was DQ'd but for concussions. Not sure what to do, I had his dr write a letter and send it back (in sept/oct last). He received his nom in early December and his appt dec 13. The waiver was in our mail box the next day. All they needed (apparently) was the letter. I was surprised he was able to get a waiver knowing how serious concussions are being taken these days. So I'm sure your condition would also qualify for a waiver. DS was not a recruited athlete nor a legacy.
     

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