Waiver?

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  1. spolac28

    spolac28 Member

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    In the middle of November I recieved this email from an admissions counselor at USAFA:

    "The Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) has notified us that you are below the minimum weight for your height. To ensure that you are in good health and physically prepared for the rigors at the Academy we need you to submit a few items. Please submit a complete blood count (CBC) and a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test along with a letter from your doctor that states your weight is not due to an eating disorder."

    Is this a medical waiver? I have not recieved an appointment but after I sent in these required papers and tests, they deemed me medically quialified and competitive for admission. Thank you for your input.
     
  2. Usafamom2016

    Usafamom2016 Member

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    Doesn't really matter, you are medically qualified :shake:
     
  3. Christcorp

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    A waiver is for a "Known" medical issue in which you're getting a waiver to still be allowed in the military.

    What you were asked for was "Clarification" on WHY you were under weight.

    Example:You are completely Bald. You are asked if you are bald because you shaved your head or because you have cancer and have had "Chemotherapy".

    If you say it's because you shaved your head; you've "Clarified" the situation. If you say it's because of "Chemotherapy", then that would require a "Waiver". I know, crappy example.

    You "Clarified" your low weight by showing it wasn't because of an eating disorder. Had it been because of an eating disorder, THEN you would have required a "WAIVER" for the eating disorder. Not for the low weight itself.

    From then on, you're just like everyone else. Hoping and waiting to see if you get an appointment.
     
  4. spolac28

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    Awesome. Thank y'all for clarification.
     

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