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When to schedule for a test?

Discussion in 'OAT Discussions' started by babytigger131, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. babytigger131

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    How far in advance should you schedule for the OATs? Thanks!
     
  2. mathcod

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    When you know you'll be ready for them, duh. You can always postpone the test date for free.
     
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    It isn't free. It's 20 dollars or so.
     
  5. OpticalBlackOut

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    I gave myself a 3 month period to study, then scheduled it a month in advance. I (and I think a lot of other people) panicked the week before the test thinking that I wasn't ready. I'm glad I didn't postpone the test though, good luck!
     
  6. OpticalBlackOut

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    Also, if I remember correctly, almost all the days are available at the Prometric Centers. So don't worry about 'slots being filled up.'
     
  7. HOPEOPT

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    Give them 3 days in advance and it will be free to postpone it.
     
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    This depends on a lot of factors such as what location you're taking it at and the time of the year.

    I wanted to take mine on a Saturday, about 6 weeks out. But none were available for week 6-10.

    Easier to plan ahead then change if something arises IMO.
     
  9. babytigger131

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    thanks for all your replies! I wasnt sure if there were set dates to take the OATs (like how it was for the SATs). Now I just have to decide on a date...
     

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