Waiver request notification

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  1. SAHopeful2015

    SAHopeful2015 Member

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    Does anyone know IF the USMA and/or USAFA portals get updated from “disqualified medically” to “waiver requested” or something similar to let you know a medical waiver has been requested? My DS has a nomination to both USMA and USAFA and both of his contacts at the academies has told him very little other than “we still need to see if you are competitive enough to request a waiver”. Neither one will share where he sits on his MOC’s slate so he is truly unsure other than it being obvious (at least we would assume) he is “on the outside looking in” at this point.

    Any input as far as knowing when and IF a waiver has been requested is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    For USMA:

    If a waiver is requested on your behalf, the medical section of the candidate portal changes from DISQUALIFIED with the date of DoDMERB Disqualification listed to REQUESTED WAIVER with the date of the request listed. There will additionally be Correspondence in the candidate box regarding the waiver request and exactly what it is for. If the waiver is granted, the portal with change to say QUALIFIED and there will be Correspondence stating that the waiver was approved for the following condition(s): with a list of the conditions itself (not DoDMERB codes).

    I went through this process back from August all the way to November, so it can take a while!!!! Hang on!!
     
  3. SAHopeful2015

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    Thanks for the info GoArmy! It’s good to hear the portal will change at least to give you an idea. Son was DQed on dec 3rd... his birthday ironically and the only feedback he has received is “no waiver request yet”.
     
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    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Not knowing whether a waiver is going to be requested on your DS's behalf can be a tad annoying, but it's definitely better than having his file closed because his RC decided he's not competitive enough. That being said, his RC is the one who will determine the status of his waiver request. He can DENY the request, meaning "better luck next year," APPROVE the request, meaning that your DS has a shot at being medically qualified (from there it depends on the USMA SURGEON), or he can stand idle and wait to see how everything plays out because he may be unsure about something. I'm not sure how that works. I can't imagine RCs would deny this early in the game...there are still TONS of candidates who have yet to be appointed to the class of 2022.

    If I were your DS, I would reach out to my RC and ask him what I could do to be more competitive and possibly qualify for a waiver. I wouldn't push for one, obviously, because asking for anything that is at the RC's discretion is rude. But the RCs are there to help candidates...they want us to succeed. It might be nice to get some feedback. If during the time between my DQ and my waiver request, my RC told me to aim for a higher ACT math score, I would have called up my tutor and grabbed my materials in a heartbeat. It depends on how competitive his file is...and, of course, how much he wants it...
     
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    For what it is worth, and it’s been answered above, my son was just informed “WAIVER REQUESTED”.
     
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