Waiver

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  1. theandsuh

    theandsuh Member

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    Is the Coast Guard Academy more lenient in terms of handing out waivers than the other service academies?

    Does anyone know these conditions to be waiverable?

    R250.20 Pending waiver review by USCGA
    D155.70 Myopia - refractive error greater than -8.00 diopters (spherical equivalent)
    D155.42 Unaided distant visual acuity greater than 20/400
    D271.40 History of systemic allergic reaction to food or additives

    My eyesight is just slightly greater than 20/400 and I have a mild allergy to just walnuts (no other nuts).

    How long does it typically take to receive a decision about a waiver after one has received a conditional appointment?
     
  2. futurebear2022

    futurebear2022 New Member

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    I too have received 2 medical DQ's. After my AO told me about my conditional appointment, he said I would first need a waiver which could take a couple of weeks, but can take up to about 1.5 months at most.

    I am not sure though if they begin the waiver process immediately after you are DQ'd or immediately after you are selected for an appointment. I'd assume it would be the latter.
     
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  3. YellowRoseofTexas

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    I received a waiver for D155.42 about a month after I received a conditional appointment.
     
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  4. 808Ohana

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    Did u receive conditional appointment before waiver notice?...My son's AO jus notified us that his application is pending waiver/pending decision..should hear of a decision via email on april 1st.
     
  5. Korab

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    where does your son stand with Dodmerb - was he DQ'd?
     
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  6. theandsuh

    theandsuh Member

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    My DoDMERB status page has read waiver/pending decision since it's been processed. However, I know the waiver process Was not initiated until my AO notified me of my conditional appointment.

    When you say you should hear a decision via email on April 1st you are referring to a decision on whether or not you received a waiver, correct?
     
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  7. 808Ohana

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    My son was DQ for color vision..we submitted doctors report and went for second opinion same test and he passed. USCGA waiver personnel advised us to submit supplemental docs so that if appointed they will automatically request for waiver and if so retest him with FALANT test.
     
  8. 808Ohana

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    Not sure...
     
  9. 808Ohana

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    yes DQd
    DQ for color vision
     
  10. Korab

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    Then there is nothing to do but wait for the admission decision. You will have it soon.
     
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  11. Alaskan

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    DS received his waiver decision last year in late March. Had conditional appointment to CGAS. Became a full appointment once the waiver was received. His DQ was for a hernia.
     
  12. theandsuh

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    Does the Coast Guard Academy view your medical records when making a decision to appoint an applicant?
     
  13. YellowRoseofTexas

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    Medical and admissions boards are separate, so no.