Applicants must be approved medically to complete the reservation process and enroll. Cadet life is a rigorous four years of mental and physical challenges. Cadets must fully participate in all required activities, including the intense fourth-class year, Institute and ROTC physical fitness tests, and mandatory physical education and ROTC courses.
The Institute uses the Department of Defense (DoDMERB) Standards (DoD Directive 5124.02 & DoD Instruction 6130.03) as a basic admission standard.
Prospective cadets who are denied admission on medical grounds may request a waiver by writing the Director of Admissions. The post physician will review the appeal, seek assistance from other medical specialists when appropriate, and make a recommendation to the superintendent. The superintendent's decision will be final.
The granting of a medical waiver does not guarantee that a cadet will be eligible for commissioning. Only the ROTC departments can determine eligibility for commissioning. Any questionable medical condition should be directed to the appropriate ROTC department.
Specific requirements for accepted applicants can be found in the Specific Medical Requirements Forms.
Applicants are advised that failure to report previously existing medical disabilities will be grounds for termination of their cadetship with forfeiture of appropriate tuition and fees. Cadets who become unable to participate fully in all aspects of cadet life will be evaluated for retention by the Individual Privileges Committee on an individual basis.