USMA Waiver Deadline - When?

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  1. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI 2022, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Hello,

    I’m currently waiting on DoDMERB to decide whether to reject or grant the waiver request USMA sent out on January 23. I understand the importance of patience during the waiver process, but something has been burning in the back of my mind.

    I read on my candidate portal that I should expect to wait 90-120 days for DoDMERB to make a decision. However, should the government suffer another crippling shutdown, a 120 day wait would put me in late May. I’m worried that by then it will be too late to accept an offer and/or all of the available slots will be filled.

    Can someone please fill me in on when the waiver reception window for USMA closes? Also, are other candidates in a similar situation? Does being medically disqualified significantly lower your chances of admission? Words of advice and encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    C76706340
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    DODMERB doesn't grant waivers. The commissioning authority grants waivers. In your case this is USMA. It all depends on how bad they want you. Hard to say how long it will take. You'll know if (perhaps) the window closed if you get a TWE. It's possible you may get a TWE even with the waiver. Patience. Keep working backup plans. There's nothing further you can do at this point anyway.
     
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  3. USMA 1994

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    If you are on top of your nomination slate, they will most likely resolve it before an admission decision is made. If you are 3-4 on your slate with little chance of the NWL, they will not review your request. As @kinnem said, West Point grants a waiver. Best advice is to watch your DODMERB in case they request more information.
     
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    C76706340 VMI 2022, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Thanks for the advice, Kinnem.
     
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    C76706340 VMI 2022, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Thanks for the feedback fellas. Any help I can get is appreciated.
     
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    C76706340 VMI 2022, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    One question: What is a “NWL?” It wasn’t on the acronym list.
     
  7. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    National Waiting List. I think about the top 150 who are 3Q with a nom but do not win their slates will be picked from this list. I may be wrong about the numbers.
     
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    I'm wondering if any of you can access the portal starting this evening at about 1800 (6 PM). My DD cannot until this time.
     
  9. Futurecowboy99

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    It has been down for me as well
     
  10. USMA 1994

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    Down for the FFR community as well.
     
  11. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Folks, let's keep this thread on topic, which is waivers. If you have a new topic, start a new thread.