Ughhh...so, our student was accepted to the Academy, has a nomination, etc. but learned that she has been medically disqualified due to a 'mood disorder.' History is that she did discuss concerns with her mood (i.e. some anxiety with school, social situations) with her pediatricians (twice) in the past 18-24 months. About a year ago, she did a brief trial on medication (low dose of Zoloft--or other similar med) for a few months and decided that she wanted to go off the medication because she didn't find it to be very helpful. In my eyes, she basically has come to the realization (through maturity and continued 'soul searching') that she is just a more 'emotional' type person (typically out of taking things to heart, taking things seriously, living with passion, etc.). She is in no way unstable from a mental health perspective, and her pediatrician would attest that she has NO concerns with her ability to be successful at the Academy or in the military. Our understanding is that there will be an automatic review of her medical disqualification. What can you share about this process? How long will she have to wait for a final answer as to whether or not she will be cleared to attend the Academy (which continues to be her top choice school)? Is there anything we can do (or should not do!) to aid in the process?