Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by davejean90, Sep 18, 2015.
Ok DS has all checks in the portal...when should we expect a DODMERB appointment?
That can come at anytime. Be sure and check SPAM mail folders as often times those end up there.
I get the impression from your post that you might be a bit confused how the system works. You will get a link with info on how to log into DoDMETS. Once you log in, the names/locations of the medical offices you are programed to use will be present. It is then your responsibility to contact each of these offices and schedule your appointments. Once you have appointments, you will log back into DoDMETS and input the specifics relating to the appointment (which will allow the system to track completion).
After your appointments are completed, you can use DoDMETS to verify if they submitted the required paperwork to DoDMERB. After a few weeks, the results are posted to the DoDMERB site and sent to your home address.
OK Thanks for clearing that up
Does DodMerb also post/cc to the parents email account of the prospective cadet of upcoming medical requests/exams? Since the parents email is part of the app, I'm hoping that we will get word the same time that our DD gets word...
No...My son set up an email account that he uses exclusively for SA/NROTC and college stuff and had it set up to forward all emails to house account.
My two cents worth (first, let me state that my DD is an AFA candidate, not USCG, so it may be different for your DS); DD never received an email telling her to make a DoDMERB appointment. She just went to the DodMETS site and logged in and all the information was ready for her to make an appointment. She then just followed the instructions on the site, made her appointments and was qualified two weeks after completing them. So, if your application is all complete, it seems to me you should be able to do the same. You have nothing to lose by going to the DodMETS site and creating an account. If your information is not in the system, it will say so (ask me how I know ). The first time she logged in it told her she could not be found. The next time, all her information was populated and she made her appointments. The account is based on last name and social security number. Good luck and congratulations to your DS for completing his application.
Thanks a bunch FalconsRock! It makes sense to check the DodMerb website. Apparently DD will meet up with her Admissions Officer next week during his visit to her high school....hmmm sounds like I need to swing by and see whats cooking...exciting times!!
DS received a set of instructions in the mail with info as to who to make appointment with. With USNA, this mailed package usually arrives after 50% of the online application is completed. After submitting the USCGA app, I recommend waiting a couple weeks to allow for the "speed" of the military to mail the required DoDMERB paperwork. The USCGA may follow a different process compared to the Naval Academy, so asking the Admissions Officer for a general idea of when that package will be mailed out will be very beneficial.
Upon receiving the package, make sure the instructions are followed within a week. It will include instructions for logging into DoDMETS as well as the required location for the physical screening and eye exam.
Thanks Proudofmyboy! I feel as though I want to meet up with the Admissions Officer. Also, thanks for the timeline of a week to follow up with DodMerb after receiving the package....that's my fear...losing sight when she receives the email/package from DodMerb....DD is so darn busy!
Just in case you did not know, DodMERB and DodMETS are two different sites. You make your appointments through DodMETS and your exam gets sent to DodMERB after it is complete. You have to register an account on both sites.
ahhh...I did not know this...Thanks! I'll find out about DodMets and tell DD about both sites (she's probably well aware)!
DS DODMERB physical instructions arrived by snail mail on Tuesday and he filled out the paperwork. Had the physical and hearing part on Wednesday. They sent us to a storefront, routine emergency type place where we just walked in without an appointment. The physical took 45 minutes where they took a urine sample, but no blood. Will schedule the eye exam for Monday. These exams have changed quite a bit since I had mine back in 1984. Back then it was an all day experience!
Good to hear it only took 45 mins....I was thinking "hours" like back in the day!
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