KP granted medical waiver, hold status now... but for how long?

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  1. kpdadwannabe

    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Two weeks ago, USMMA granted my daughter a medical waiver and her application status has been saying "hold" since then. When will we know if she will be receiving an appointment/getting rejected? If KP granted the medical waiver does this mean she's certain to get an appointment? New to this military stuff. Will really appreciate the help, guys.
     
  2. 52999swimmer

    52999swimmer Member

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    I'm not 100% sure how the waiver process goes but I know kids can be notified as late as June. I hope you hear soon.
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Wow, ok...do you know what the hold status means? Thank you!
     
  4. MtJo

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    The service academy is the place that grants the waivers not DODMERB. It has to be initiated on from the service academy. And they don't go after those waivers for everyone because it is very labor intensive. So they are very interested in order to pursue the waiver on your daughters' behalf. It sure looks good for her!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Ok. Thank you. Fingers crossed! :)
     
  6. gabbyw

    gabbyw 5-Year Member

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    To be specific it's not the service academy that grants the waiver. It's the waiver authority which in the case of KP is the Navy Bureau of Medicine. The academy will request a waiver for candidates they feel are competitive and then wait for the answer from the waiver authority.
    So it's a good sign that a waiver was requested and terrific that it was granted! Hopefully you'll hear something from admissions soon.
     
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    Hold is pretty much just the waitlist. But to still be on hold, this late in the game, suggests good things to me.
    Means they still want her, just figuring out how yo make it happen.
    Hold tight with cautious optimism.
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Thanks!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Alright, will do. Thanks for the advice!
     
  10. USNA2023

    USNA2023 USMMA '23

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    I'd take it as a good sign. When I last talked to USMMA (while I was trying to get my waiver) they told me that they give waivers to candidates they hope to give an appointment to. Hang in there!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Yesss! Thank you!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Update: Officially a KP dad! phew!!
     
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    USNA2023 USMMA '23

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations! Be sure to add her to the 2023 USMMA appointment thread!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Thank you!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Thank you!
     
  17. Lovle98

    Lovle98 New Member

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    Congratulations! I have been following as my DS has been in the same boat as your DD.....He received the good news today as well! From officially a KP Mom now ;)
     
  18. kpmom2013

    kpmom2013 10-Year Member

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    Congratulations kpdadwannabe and Lovie98. Welcome to the Kings Point family. Hang on. The ride is just beginning! To those of you still waiting, I am betting we will have some more movement next week after the May 1 acceptance deadline. Keep the faith!
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Awesome! :)
     
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    kpdadwannabe kpdadofficialyay

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    Thx!