Anyone receive waiver for disqualification yet?

AB5397

Member
Hey, I know it’s just a waiting game at this point, but has any USNA 22 grads got a waiver from a disqualification. My son passed DoDMERB and then broke his hand in a football game and had to have surgery. This disqualified him and he now needs a waiver for USNA. He has a nom from congressman, just wondering if USNA has already been giving some kids waivers yet. I know it’s a waiting game, just wondering if kids did get waivers what they were for. FYI my son missed 7 games, but was cleared and played in 6 at end of season and has been released with no restriction from surgeon.
 

Texan in MS

Member
DS was disqualified for a one time psoriasis on the back of his head. Been granted waiver from USMA and USAFA, (60 days ago) but nothing from USNA yet.
 

THParent

Member
If he has a positive consult with his orthopedic surgeon who goes on record stating that he has full range of motion and strength, I can't see any reason that a waiver wouldn't be granted.

The fact that he "was cleared and played in 6 <football games> at the end of the season and has been released with no restriction from his surgeon" should go a long way toward successfully navigating through the waiver process.
 

usna1985

10-Year Member
Typically, USNA waits to make a waiver decision until they've either decided to offer an appointment or are strongly considering such an offer.

One exception last year appeared to be color-blindness. It seemed several folks who posted on this site received waivers for this issue around the same time, yet most of them ended up with turndowns. It may be that color-blindness is somewhat of a [pardon the pun] black/white issue in that you either have it or you don't -- there aren't a lot of medical records that need to be reviewed, etc., so they can grant blanket waivers and then sort out who among those will receive an appointment. Issues like the OP's are more individualized and USNA doesn't want to spend the time reviewing them if the candidate isn't in the running for an appointment.
 

Mid9395

New Member
Typically, USNA waits to make a waiver decision until they've either decided to offer an appointment or are strongly considering such an offer.

One exception last year appeared to be color-blindness. It seemed several folks who posted on this site received waivers for this issue around the same time, yet most of them ended up with turndowns. It may be that color-blindness is somewhat of a [pardon the pun] black/white issue in that you either have it or you don't -- there aren't a lot of medical records that need to be reviewed, etc., so they can grant blanket waivers and then sort out who among those will receive an appointment. Issues like the OP's are more individualized and USNA doesn't want to spend the time reviewing them if the candidate isn't in the running for an appointment.
My son received in offer to play football. The day we was to sign his commit letter, the coach called and told him not to. That his ACT scores were low. Can he get a waiver for his test scores?
 

Old Navy BGO

5-Year Member
My son received in offer to play football. The day we was to sign his commit letter, the coach called and told him not to. That his ACT scores were low. Can he get a waiver for his test scores?
No disrespect to your DS, but I hope not as well. USNA is not a service academy, not a football program. I like Beating Army as much as anyone, but the recruited athletes should be held to the same standards as other Midshipmen and Cadets..
 

Cerberi

Member
And to pile on - the ‘signing’ of the commitment letter for sports at service academies is purely ceremonial so he could have signed it as usna would not honor it regardless.

His ‘offer’ to play at usna was conditional on many things. Not the least of which is being academically qualified
 
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