Hello All, I have been searching forums about medical waivers. My son is being recruited by a service Academy for athletics. He currently plays his sport at a very high level.We began the application process Nov.2008. We asked the athletic coach if he was really serious about our son playing for this Academy.Up until this time my son had been very interested in military service, however, we did not believe he would qualify for any Academy so we did not consider this an option.We wish for him to get a degree before entering the military. We have subsequently completed all requirements for application and received a nomination. My son was diagnosed ADHD January 2007. He is borderline. The psychologist however felt a trial period with medidate would be ok. We made a family decision to do this.This was during his sophomore year. He took medidate only during school hours until Nov.2008 as we had read about possible medical disqualification just prior to beginning his application process. Sure enough DODMERB requested remedials for all info about the ADHD treatment. We have complied. DODMERB should have received materials overnight last week.I am very discouraged by all that has transpired. It now seems in our effort to help our son through a period of his life that was difficult we have hurt his chances with the Academy system. My son received a letter during this time stating he is academically qualified and is a Hold candidate. We have been speaking with the Academy coach also. He explained the meaning of the letter.He spoke about a prep school. He also sent my son a letter from another athlete who attended the Prep school and is now in the Academy. I would welcome feedback about this. Does the fact that my son is being recruited by athletics department help with the waiver process? Will the Coach and Admissions be involved in the waiver process at all ? Will DODMERB ask that my son be retested for ADHD? Is the prep school experience worth going through? I feel very isolated.Every situation is different. Not many parents I know experience this process. We are encouraging our son as best we can to keep up academically and athletically and also with his leadership responsibilities.He is HS team captain. We believe he is taking this very seriously. He wants to proceed so far. The prep school option is worrisome to him as he will be loosing his training for a whole year. We do understand athletics is secondary. We truly believe he would be an outstanding asset to the Academy and would thrive in this environment. I am assuming parents are totally out of the process though.