(I tried searching past posts but didn't find the specific information on this question.) My son is a HS junior and starting the process with applications to academy summer seminars. Son has acne and Dr. is thinking about starting the treatment that may lead to an acutane prescription in a few months -- which could be the summer between his junior/senior year, and right in the middle of the application process in advance of next fall's admissions boards starting to look at application packets. It seems I recall that acutane treatment for acne is a DQ but there is a time limit -- 6 months maybe? -- after which the DQ is removed or waived. As an applicant for Class of 2013 he is 18 months out (now) from his beginning of summer (2009) BCT/beast/plebe summer etc. Should he forego the accutane, or go ahead knowing he may get a DQ but also knowing the 6 months will be ended before he reports (assuming all else goes well) June 2009? Thanks for your input and what you do for all the applicants!