I've recently been awarded an AFROTC type 2 4-year scholarship. This month is the 24th month that I've been taking ADD medication (so if I discontinue the medication prescription for next month, I'll be eligible for an ADHD waiver). I'm valedictorian of my high school, and I had straight A's when not on medication, but getting those kinds of grades was hard for me. I had to really, really push myself to concentrate. I'm planning on attending an Ivy League school, and I'm not sure if I want the stress of dealing with ADD without medication on top of my academic workload. I'm confused by what the waiver would entail. Once I join the service (after presumably getting a waiver), will I have to discontinue the medication completely? I know plenty of military doctors that have been taking ADHD medication for years. But I also know people who got ADHD waivers and had to struggle through college without the medication (they continued the medication after college). I'm planning on doing HPSP. This whole ordeal however has made me question whether to do ROTC during college or not. Thank you so much!