I am scheduled to take the OAT on the 19th. However, due to the sudden death of my 26 yr. old brother on Aug. 26th, my focus on studying for the test has greatly diminished. I took the OAT last Feb. for the first time and scored a 280. I know I can score better. The problem is, should I go ahead and take the test this month with or take my chances with the 280? I am applying to UMSL, IU, SCO, NOVA and NSU and I have a 3.7 GPA, excellent letters of recommendation, good extracurr. and I have worked for an optometrist for a year. I am just concerned that I my lack of studying could cause my score to decrease and really hurt my chances. Any advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.