When I was a Sophomore, the private school I was attending closed down mid year. Since they were not yet accredited, I lost all of my credits for freshman and sophomore years. I entered the public school system and was told by my counselor that I had to repeat these 2 years. I chose instead to go to a charter school (self paced) and made up (or tested out of) the 14 credits in a a semester and a half, and entered public school in the spring of last year with my junior class, on time and schedule to graduate with my class. I worked from 7am until after 5pm 5 days a week to catch up on my credits, and exercised for 3 hours a day in kickboxing and Kung Fu classes. This was extremely stressful and my physician put me on anti-anxiety medication. When I completed my application for the medical exam with Dodmerb, I did not lie, I answered truthfully, that I had been on this medication and for what reason. This past Monday, I recieved a nomination from my Senator for the Merchant Marine Academy. Today (Friday), I learned that my medical waiver was denied due to "History of Anxiety Disorder". Am I denied serving my country permanently? Can I take ROTC in college and stay of the medication for a couple of years and reapply? Is there anything I can do to appeal - get evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist? Has anyone been in a similar situation?