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Is July 17th too late to take the DAT?

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sugarmagnolia91

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I'm supposed to take it June 24 but I'm really not ready... I can take it July 14-17 but will my app not be complete until August in that case?

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Yes, your app won't be complete until August. I am not sure if that is late or not.
 

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It will totally be fine. If you read my DAT breakdown, you'll see that one of my biggest pieces of advice is to postpone your DAT if you're not ready. Take it now and get a horrible score, greatly affecting your chances of acceptance + 3 month waiting period before taking it again + another $400, or $100 for postponing and being only a few weeks late in your app? Do NOT be afraid of being early or late. As long as your app is complete by mid August, you're still in the green (i.e any interviews you do or don't get did not largely depend on when you submitted your app).
 
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You will be fine - postpone and aim for a higher score

My app was not complete till mid-August and I got into my top choice school. A good score goes a long way.
 
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Yeah, I am taking it on July 2nd and this should give me about 2 weeks to do practice problems. Not confident, but if I am not ready, then I will postpone.
 

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You can also fax your scores into schools both Minnesota and Marquette allowed that for me.
 

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Not going to hurt you, I took it from Mid to late July and did fine.
 

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You won't be considered early, but mid-August isn't considered late either
 
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