Waiver timeline

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  1. Momof3kids

    Momof3kids Member

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    So I’ve read about the cases where waivers take months, sometimes a year. How common is this? My son is waiting for decisions on 2 waivers for AROTC. The timeline says 4-6 weeks, are most during this time, and we only hear about the lengthier ones? 6 weeks takes us to 4/24, just in time for May 1st decisions. Crossing my fingers!!!
     
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  2. Falcon A

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    The good news is, unlike the SA process where you compete for a slot and the SA determines whether to put you forward for a waiver, he has already won the scholarship . . . Army Cadet Command knows this. The timeline for the waiver will depend on the severity and/or complexity of the medical condition or issue.

    Here is a link to a letter that was posted in 2015 listing unwaiverable conditions for Army ROTC. This letter is now out of date and I have not seen an update posted, but it gives good insight to what the Army ROTC is not willing to waive: https://www.jmu.edu/rotc/prospective-cadets/Non-waiverable medical conditions.pdf

    Best wishes to you and your DS, and thanks for his willingness to serve
     
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  3. Momof3kids

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    Thank you for your post! We got word last week that his waivers have been cleared and are just waiting for his battalion commanders signature! Very excited for his future!!
     
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    I was DQ'd in December, medical waiver was requested by USMA and AROTC in early January and was approved on April 25. Recipient of 4 year ROTC scholarship (declined) appointment (accepted) to USMA on May 1. Waiver process is grueling don't give up!
     
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