Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

How to get a DoDMERB Waiver?

JK2014JK2014 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
I found out yesterday that I was considered medically disqualified because of the visual acuity in my left eye was not correctable to 20/20. Is there any way that I could retake the test or get a waiver? Will I have to do anything else in order for a waiver to be granted?
Post edited by JK2014 on

Replies to: How to get a DoDMERB Waiver?

  • Luigi59Luigi59 Registered User Posts: 1,155 Senior Member
    If you are competitive for an appointment, the USCGA will automatically consider you for a waiver, you don't need to do anything to initiate it.

    However, you may wish to consult with Larry Mullen, Deputy Director of DODMERB. Send him an email at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil . Include your name, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, and a description of your problem (or simply copy your post from above).

    90% of the time he will respond to you in 1 hour or less.

    100% of the time he will respond in 24 hours or less.

    Yes, he's that good.

  • jscam87jscam87 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    As mentioned, a waiver is automatically considered. A common misunderstanding is about paying for exams. Any cost for re-testing for a WAIVER will be handled by the government. At the moment you are Disqualified. If you choose to produce exams or seek medical information and counsel that counters that status, the cost for those exams /labs/etc will be paid by you.
    Mr Mullen (reference above) is actually AT DoDMERB, so whatever he sends you will be from the source.
    Best of luck.
    Service Academy Admissions - Welcome
This discussion has been closed.