- Oct 21, 2016
Around the beginning of October, I was disqualified for having a history of bowel resection. I was born prematurely, a small part of my small intestine was infected, so it was removed. The condition has never affected me in my entire life and I have never required any follow-ups, medication, or treatment. I have ran cross country and swam without any issues whatsoever. It is incredibly frustrating that I got DQ'ed because of something that has absolutely no effect on my performance or physical well-being. USMA and USNA have requested waivers very shortly after getting DQ'ed and I just got the Army ROTC Scholarship, so they are too. I sent in my medical records (which said I am fine), a letter my doctor wrote saying I'm fine, a personally written letter stating my condition, and letters my coaches wrote saying I can perform just like anyone else. All that being said, what do you all think my chances of receiving a waiver for at least one of the institutions aforementioned? I realize that waivers are granted on an individual basis, but I'm honestly wondering how many people get DQ'ed and then get waivers for conditions that absolutely do not affect them. Thanks in advance.