- Mar 20, 2018
Just found out that my waiver was granted and that I am now medically qualified. This was the last thing that I needed to be "3Q". I admit that I was caught off guard when I saw the good news. Guess I had become used to opening the portal every week and seeing "Waiver requested". For any future candidates, my advice is to enjoy your last days in high school. Worrying only makes things worse and can affect you negatively in many aspects of your life. If you get a DQ, be as proactive as possible and do what YOU are capable of doing, because many things are out of your hand. This whole time that I was waiting, I thought of this as a challenge that needed to be embraced. In fact, many people could write one of those "describe a challenge you faced in high school and explain how you overcame it" essays based on the whole SA process. Lastly, always work on plan B and C. Even at this moment, I know that plan B and C still need to be on the table because nothing is certain until I am at USMA on R-day. For now, I can relax and focus on finishing this semester. Stay humble, hopeful, and do not do anything to jeopardize your candidacy!