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Minimum weight requirements

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by chuang104, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. chuang104

    chuang104 New Member

    Oct 1, 2016
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    Hey guys!

    I'm currently a senior in high school and I am in the middle of the application process for USNA and USMA. I've been kind of concerned about the minimum weight requirement - I noticed on here that for a 5'2 female, the minimum is 104 lbs. However, I am about 10 pounds under this weight.

    I am of East Asian descent and have a naturally small frame and high metabolism. I've tried gaining weight before by eating lots of protein and carbs, but I have never broken 100 lbs. Despite my low BMI, I feel great and have lots of energy, and I easily passed the CFA when I took it at NASS this summer, and had no trouble keeping up with my company/squad mates during physical training.

    So, my question is, will my low weight jeopardize my chances of admission into the Naval Academy? If so, what is the medical waiver process and what sort of things do they check for to determine if you are fit even if you don't comply with their weight standards? Thanks so much in advance!
  2. Oldsalt

    Oldsalt Member

    Sep 26, 2012
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    I wouldn't point it out until they ask. DS was 15lbs under the minimum weight. He was an All-American athlete in high school. He is a D1 athlete now. He received scholarships from all three services. None of them said anything. He still floats below the minimum. No one has ever asked. My concern was the DoDMERB folks would point it out. Nope. I have no idea if there is a waiver process, but would hope logic prevails.
  3. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016 5-Year Member

    May 23, 2011
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    They're probably not concerned. Weight is an issue that can be fixed. There's a nutritionist that can help you.

    You'll get to have a fridge in your room; your roommates will love you.
  4. Old Navy BGO

    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

    Jan 5, 2012
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    Don't sweat it...if its an issue, DODMERB will identify it, and I would expect they will waive it. Don't try to gain weight to meet the minimum- you are better off fit and healthy at your natural weight than trying to achieve some arbitrary minimum.

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