Hello Everyone, I am an applicant for the USAFA class of 2021 from California and received 3 nominations (2 senatorial, 1 from my local congresswoman). Unfortunately, I did not receive an appointment possibly due to difficulties obtaining medical clearance. When I was younger, I displayed signs of being minorly allergic to walnuts and pecans, but an allergy was never diagnosed by a doctor. I have since grown out of the allergy but, desiring to be entirely honest, included my history with nut allergies while filling out paperwork for medical clearance. Since then I've been put through the ringer by Dodmerb and have done skin tests, blood tests, and food challenges for all tree nuts. I have had two allergists (one third-party and one recommended by Dodmerb) write letters stating that the allergy no longer exists, but have still not been medically waived or cleared. In the latter half of this 7-8 month process, I received a LWE from the USAFA, but my medical file was not closed because I was offered an AFROTC commander scholarship, and ROTC requested a waiver. Several weeks ago I was told by my advisor who works with all of the candidates in my area that I am competitive and despite receiving a LWE, could be asked at the last minute to report on I-day if I was medically cleared soon, but receiving clearance has taken a little longer than expected. I've heard that there are often spots being filled up until the very last moment, and am seriously considering taking a flight up to the academy with my paperwork, immunizations, etc. completed on the chance that there is an open spot and I am deemed qualified to fill it. Luckily, I have a good friend who received an appointment, an advisor, and wonderful parents to help me through this process, but none of us really know the full scope of how this process works and how to execute it properly. So if anyone with more knowledge could offer advice as to whether it is a good idea to show up on I-day 2x qualified or possibly 3x qualified (if I am cleared within the next few days) and how I would go about presenting myself, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.