DODMERB kyphosis waiver process- advice needed!

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  1. chrisbefin

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    Hello all,

    I am planning on attending CU Boulder on a 4 year AROTC scholarship starting this coming fall. I am currently in the remedial process for 58 degree, pain-free kyphosis. I talked to DoDMERB yesterday and they said that there is no chance the waiver will be reviewed/granted by the time I am supposed to head off to school later this month. I talked to the detachment cadre at CU and they said it is a fairly common occurrence for students to arrive with their scholarships on hold for medical reasons. Because of this, they keep the scholarship benefits on hold until/if the waiver gets approved or the rebuttal is approved. Does anyone have experience with this process? What are my chances of having my waiver approved? How long does it typically take? How likely is a rebuttal to succeed? Is it worth the risk to pay for an expensive out of state school in the hope of being reimbursed later on by this scholarship? Any and all advice, information and recommendations are appreciated.

    Thank you all in advance!