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I registered for the OAT A couple months back and am going to take it in a few days. When registering I (accidentally) didn't include my middle initial. However my IDs all include my middle initial. Does anyone think it might be a problem on test day? Anyone have similar experiences? Thanks in advance!!
 

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I registered for the OAT A couple months back and am going to take it in a few days. When registering I (accidentally) didn't include my middle initial. However my IDs all include my middle initial. Does anyone think it might be a problem on test day? Anyone have similar experiences? Thanks in advance!!
Dont worry about it. I included my middle initial and it didnt show up. I had to call asco(ada - https://www.ada.org/oat/index.html) to the prometric center. You can call prometric to ask though. The person i spoke to with the ADA contact number on that link said my middle initial was there and if I had any issues the prometric center should call them directly.

I dont think this will be a big deal, but i know how you feel since I stressed over this a few months ago.
 
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Dec 22, 2013
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Dont worry about it. I included my middle initial and it didnt show up. I had to call asco(ada - https://www.ada.org/oat/index.html) to the prometric center. You can call prometric to ask though. The person i spoke to with the ADA contact number on that link said my middle initial was there and if I had any issues the prometric center should call them directly.

I dont think this will be a big deal, but i know how you feel since I stressed over this a few months ago.
I really appreciate it. It's just a habit of me to not include my middle initial on things since I hardly ever need to, but the bold/underline disclaimer on the OAT Guide freaked me out a little bit. Thanks for the advice.
 
Sep 29, 2013
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I didn't put my middle initial when I registered and I was fine. I didn't even call the ADA or anything. Interestingly enough even though I didn't use my middle initial and it wasn't on any paper, they somehow had it in their computer system (I've never taken a test through prometric before)
 
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Dec 22, 2013
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I didn't put my middle initial when I registered and I was fine. I didn't even call the ADA or anything. Interestingly enough even though I didn't use my middle initial and it wasn't on any paper, they somehow had it in their computer system (I've never taken a test through prometric before)
Thanks! Sounds very Big-Brother esque lol. Did your exam go well?