Aug 7, 2017
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Hey everyone,

My DAT exam date is early next week & I've decided to take some time off due to family issues, take some time to study more, and apply next cycle. I was planning on rescheduling the DAT, but the latest I can push it back to is September (since I've already pushed it back far enough). I tried to cancel the exam, but there is a $100 fee. I don't plan on taking the DAT until early 2018. Does anyone know what the consequence could be if I don't show up? Or why there is a $100 fee? Please help. Thank you!
 
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Hey everyone,

My DAT exam date is early next week & I've decided to take some time off due to family issues, take some time to study more, and apply next cycle. I was planning on rescheduling the DAT, but the latest I can push it back to is September (since I've already pushed it back far enough). I tried to cancel the exam, but there is a $100 fee. I don't plan on taking the DAT until early 2018. Does anyone know what the consequence could be if I don't show up? Or why there is a $100 fee? Please help. Thank you!
this is something that you should contact ADA about
 

careerchanger09

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Feb 24, 2017
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This is from the fine print in the confirmation email I got from Prometric when I took it in February.

"Testing appointments rescheduled/canceled the same day as test date, failure to appear for a scheduled test or presenting himself/herself more than thirty minutes after the scheduled start time for taking the test will result in a forfeiture of all testing fees and you must submit a new application to test."
 
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sake

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Mar 16, 2011
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Same I had to do that due to family issues. You just lose your "DAT ticket". I just scheduled new one for the test and everything was fine!
 
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im pretty sure if you dont show up, it doesn't even count as an attempt since you didn't actually sit for the exam. So no consequences besides losing 400$.

but a smart move overall, live to fight another day I say
 

helloboys

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So if you cancel you have to pay $100 fee, and then you need to pay $400 to apply again for an exam?
But if you don't show up, you just have to apply again and pay $400?
Am I understanding this correct? So why would anyone cancel in that case?
 

Brooklynboy555

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Jul 31, 2016
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I did the same when I had to miss my date. I think someone would cancel and pay the fee if he has time to reschedule it? That's my guess
 

futuredentistihope

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May 9, 2016
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Hey everyone,

My DAT exam date is early next week & I've decided to take some time off due to family issues, take some time to study more, and apply next cycle. I was planning on rescheduling the DAT, but the latest I can push it back to is September (since I've already pushed it back far enough). I tried to cancel the exam, but there is a $100 fee. I don't plan on taking the DAT until early 2018. Does anyone know what the consequence could be if I don't show up? Or why there is a $100 fee? Please help. Thank you!
I missed my DAT exam day because I was not ready. I couldn't reschedule it because it was the end of my eligibility period to reschedule. I had to pay another $400+ to register again. I called the DAT people and they said theres no point to pay the $100 fee. It will not hurt you if you don't show up; schools will not know you didn't show up.
 
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