Will my application be accepted?

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  1. EndangeredQuake

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    So I've finished the majority of my application. The problem is that my medical status says "no action" even though I have taken my medical exams through Concord 3 weeks ago. I've been trying to reach Concord or West Point (it's been hard because I can only call during lunch when I'm in school because I live in the west coast and they close so early) and they never respond. I've sent emails to both WP and Concord and have tried to contact them in every way for the past week. Will my application be invalidated because of my medical exams(even though I took them)?
     
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    At this point in the cycle, if you are not competitive for an appointment, West Point is not likely to request your medical exams. There is little point to "pay" for your medical exam (each academy is charged for each exam it requests even if multiple academies and ROTC are looking at the same exam), if they are only going to send you a disqualification (academics, physical, potential waiver needed for something else?) or a TWE (qualified not selected letter).

    As for "I can only call during lunch", I find that hard to believe. Unless you are starting school before 6am pacific, I think you can find plenty of people in admissions working at 9am eastern. If your RC is traveling (check the webpage), the civilian techs are there all the time and usually start work well before 9am.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I have no reason to believe I would be disqualified in those categories and I always had felt competitive. Is there anyone I call today that can answer and give me insight? I called the 4 admission teams members for the far west but no one answered. Do they answer on the weekends? I understand if they believe it will lead to a dq, I would just like clarity on the issue.

    You're probably right about calling in the morning, but having to get to school at 640pacific and it being a 20 minute drive doesn't give me the most time in the world.
     
  4. 845something

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    No, they don't work weekends. The RC may check email on the weekend, but probably isn't going into the office to do it.

    With that said, the techs are usually in by 8 am. Unless you are an URM, that POC will not be of much use. There is always your local or state FFR to ask as well. If you aren't getting a response to emails, that is a pretty good indication that you may not be competitive in your district/nomination source.
     
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    Thanks for the info. So is my best course of action to finish my application? Or is there no point? Will they still accept my application without the medical exams?

    Also, as a URM myself, I find it kinda egregious that there is a diversity officer. Are they RCs but for minorities?
     
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    A couple of guarantees: If you don't finish your application, they won't review it for qualification. If you don't finish your application, they won't request medical at this point even if you were deemed competitive.

    Medical qualification deadline is generally 15 April, so there are still many people who will be appointed who are waiting on a final medical qualification. The February deadline is only for application (which includes the academic and physical components). Likewise, January was the nomination deadline. Because West Point and the other SA don't have a normal/singular application process, you end up with multiple deadlines for different aspects.

    The diversity/outreach officer for each region actual works for the head outreach officer. They do work in conjunction with the RC and the recruited athletes officer to cover that region's entire candidate pool. It would explain why you probably haven't gotten a response from the RC (they aren't responsible for your file).
     
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    Thank you 845something, for being concise and helpful. I will finish my application. Thank you for your time.
     

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