Chances of getting in after a waiver

Jtmom98

Member
Hi. They filed a medical waiver on my son's file. How long does this take and what are his chances of still getting in?
 

wp0524

Member
It depends on several factors: strength of application, nature of the waiver, likelihood of recovery from / resolution of whatever the medical issue may be, needs of the Army, among others. I had a somewhat serious shoulder surgery in late October and received a waiver in early February, followed by an appointment about two weeks later. Given the fact that not much time is left to fill the class, a waiver is somewhat less likely and will be arduous to obtain, but it is certainly still possible as far as I know.
 
It depends on several factors: strength of application, nature of the waiver, likelihood of recovery from / resolution of whatever the medical issue may be, needs of the Army, among others. I had a somewhat serious shoulder surgery in late October and received a waiver in early February, followed by an appointment about two weeks later. Given the fact that not much time is left to fill the class, a waiver is somewhat less likely and will be arduous to obtain, but it is certainly still possible as far as I know.
Thank you for this information. Our DS is also waiting for a waiver (fractured his foot in August), has surgery in Sept and completely healed and released to full activity Dec 2016. The waiver request went in on March 24th. He received a letter from RC stating he was 2Q and a waiver had been requested (hopefully so he will become 3Q). He is from NV and on most threads we are not showing any appointments posted. Any words of wisdom? Also when/if the portal changes where/what does it change to? Thank you
 

USMA 1994

Member
The portal says medically disqualified then change to waiver requested then either back to disqualified of qualified. The next steps depends where he sits on the slate or NWL. If he is a slate winner and just needs the waiver, then it would happen quickly. If he is #2 on the slate and they are waiting on #1 to accept, it may take time,
 

5Day

Member
Once a waiver is requested it takes 4 weeks to 4 months to resolve. A lot depends on severity, complexity and backlog.
 
The portal says medically disqualified then change to waiver requested then either back to disqualified of qualified. The next steps depends where he sits on the slate or NWL. If he is a slate winner and just needs the waiver, then it would happen quickly. If he is #2 on the slate and they are waiting on #1 to accept, it may take time,
May we ask how do we find out if he is a slate winner or where he sits on the slate? Thanks very much
 

wp0524

Member
He is from NV and on most threads we are not showing any appointments posted. Any words of wisdom? Also when/if the portal changes where/what does it change to? Thank you
For me, the first change I saw was in the "Official Correspondence" area on the Home page of the portal. A PDF showed up that was titled "Waiver Approved." It was almost two weeks before my status changed on the Overview page. My best advice at this point would be to have patience.
 

jl123

Member
May we ask how do we find out if he is a slate winner or where he sits on the slate? Thanks very much
You will never know, even after appointment. Whether or not you ask depends on your relationship with the RC. It is not a question I would recommend asking out of the blue; some RC's won't mind, but some may find it intrusive. If you have developed a comfort level with the RC, you might ask in the course of a conversation about the waiver and admissions chances. Otherwise, the best course of action is to sit and wait - all will be decided in 6 - 8 weeks or sooner.
 
May we ask how do we find out if he is a slate winner or where he sits on the slate? Thanks very much
You will never know, even after appointment. Whether or not you ask depends on your relationship with the RC. It is not a question I would recommend asking out of the blue; some RC's won't mind, but some may find it intrusive. If you have developed a comfort level with the RC, you might ask in the course of a conversation about the waiver and admissions chances. Otherwise, the best course of action is to sit and wait - all will be decided in 6 - 8 weeks or sooner.
Thanks for letting us know
 

USMA 1994

Member
I agree with @jl123. Your RC is the only person who can answer that question. If you have a good communication relationship with him, you could pose the question something like: Where do I sit with my chances for admission? Some will tell you exactly where you sit and others will be more vague. Your FFR may also be able to ask the question for you depending on his relationship with the RC. Last year, my local FFR had a three year relationship with the RC and was able to get answers to some of the hard questions.
 
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