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hopefuldentgirl

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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
 

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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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Just don't show up, it's fine. I did it once.
 

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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
     

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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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    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
     

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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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