Last day to get medical waiver for AFROTC Scholarship

rich

Member
Hello everyone. I just recently found out this week that I was awarded a Type 1 Scholarship from AFROTC! I am very excited and will be taking the offer if things don't pan out well with USAFA.

However, a couple of days after I received the scholarship, I was sent an email that I need to get a medical waiver through DODMERB and need to take an additional test. I am pretty confident that I'll pass the test, since its supposed to be testing for phorias and tropias and I know I don't have those conditions, but I am a little worried that since its so late in the game, AFROTC might rescind my scholarship before the waiver is approved. Do any of you know when the cut off date is for rescinding scholarships if you don't get a medical waiver?
 

5Day

Member
For ROTC the waiver does not need to be in place till you report in the fall, and it will be required for your scholarship to activate (pay your tuition). For the SA, your waiver will need to be granted to receive an appointment. It is possible for the SA to grant a conditional appointment or LOA (with the condition being your medical waiver), then the waiver would need to be in place prior to reporting to the SA.

Last year for USNA they issued a LOA or conditional appointment in early February, their waiver was approved and they were appointed early June. Bottom line, there is time, but get your remedial testing done ASAP.
 

rich

Member
For ROTC the waiver does not need to be in place till you report in the fall, and it will be required for your scholarship to activate (pay your tuition). For the SA, your waiver will need to be granted to receive an appointment. It is possible for the SA to grant a conditional appointment or LOA (with the condition being your medical waiver), then the waiver would need to be in place prior to reporting to the SA.

Last year for USNA they issued a LOA or conditional appointment in early February, their waiver was approved and they were appointed early June. Bottom line, there is time, but get your remedial testing done ASAP.
Ok great glad I still have a little bit more time then. I have my appointment for next Thursday, so hopefully it will be done soon.

I am a little bit surprised that AFROTC flagged me because USAFA passed me and said that I am medically qualified, which is why I haven't done anything about the remedial until now. Interesting that AFROTC and USAFA seem to have different medical standards.
 

5Day

Member
That is very interesting. Typically the SA are more stringent on medical qualification. I assume what you said is that you were qualified for USAFA, but a remedial has been requested for AFROTC. Just goes to show that each case is unique.

BTW congratulations on the Type 1 scholarship. Type 1 are very selective.
 

rich

Member
That is very interesting. Typically the SA are more stringent on medical qualification. I assume what you said is that you were qualified for USAFA, but a remedial has been requested for AFROTC. Just goes to show that each case is unique.

BTW congratulations on the Type 1 scholarship. Type 1 are very selective.
Thank you. Still waiting on an appointment from USAFA, but if I don't end up getting it, I won't be to disappointed since I got the scholarship and I'll be happy with that.
 

Pima

10-Year Member
The reason why that is occurring is because they are 2 different commissioning sources. USAFA has their waiver system and AFROTC has their waiver system.
 
Overall, which waiver source (USAFA or AFROTC) would you say is more lenient/strict with their waivers? Or are they both relatively equal?
 
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