All candidates admitted to the United States Air Force Academy must meet the medical and weight standards for a commission in the United States Air Force. If you do not meet these standards as an applicant, you will be disqualified unless provided a medical waiver.
Medical standards must also be maintained throughout your time at the Academy. If you are appointed to the Academy and do not maintain the standards as a cadet, you may be disenrolled.
Take care to make all scheduled examination dates to ensure your application will be completed by required deadlines. You should know that it can take up to 30 days to schedule your initial medical evaluation, 60 days for completion and possibly another 30 days for a medical waiver if required. This can result in up to a four-month process for candidates.
Applicants should become familiar with the evaluation process and standards to ensure complete and competitive application to the Academy.
Understand all the details involved in order to have a successful medical examination.
All candidates admitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy must meet, at a minimum, the medical and weight standards for commissioning in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force.
If you are competing for an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy or one of our preparatory programs, we will automatically process a medical waiver for the U.S. Air Force Academy on your behalf.
Some medical conditions may disqualify you.