- Nov 30, 2016
Does receiving a waiver for being red-green color deficiency mean that you are a strong candidate?
Will they send a letter in the mail, or is it an automatic update on the portal?Typically, receipt of a waiver for any medical condition means that USNA is strongly considering offering you an appointment. The reason is that they only review waivers for such candidates; it's a resource issue.
OK. Thank you for the help.I think medical clearance appears on the portal but am not certain. For appointments, MOCs are given about a week to notify candidates. Whether they do or don't, after a certain number of days, the portal is updated and then a hard copy certificate is mailed.
Will they send a letter in the mail, or is it an automatic update on the portal?
I just found out that I did in fact receive a medical waiver.If you're uncertain regarding whether a waiver has been granted, I suggest you contact your RD (Admissions counselor) who will have the official status.
Is this true? It seems like quite a lot of candidates are getting a waiver this year?USNA is permitted to grant a colorblind waiver to up to 2% of the entering class (around 22 people). Typically, fewer than that actually receive such a waiver.
Thanks for the clarification.I should have been more clear. No more than 2% can be appointed with colorblindness -- this is b/c of the limitations upon graduation. They can give waivers to everyone if they like. In the past, it seems they have only given waivers if they intended to make an appointment. This year, as you note, it seems like a lot of folks have been granted waivers on this site alone. That makes me wonder if they are just handing out the waivers and then making the decision point at the appointment level. However, that is ONLY a guess on my part -- could well be wrong.