Maybe you freaked out on test day or did not meet a school’s minimum score requirement.
For whatever reason you may be considering retaking the OAT, deciding to retake really depends on you!
Here are things to consider when faced with decision to retest or not to retest…
First off, you need to know the official word on retesting from the ASCO.
• Required to submit a new application and fee for each retest. Reminder that fee is $330.
• Must wait at least 90 days from their last attempt.
• You can take the OAT three times and after that you have to apply for permission to test again, and from that point forward may retest only once per twelve-month period.
Do you have time?
With deadlines looming and the required 90 days between tests, keep in mind the timeline of receiving your scores. If too close to application due dates, retesting my not even be a feasible option.
Also you need to think about if you can devote the time needed to prep for the OAT in order to pick up your score to where you want it.
Now that you’ve taken the test once and want to improve here are two important questions to ask yourself and answer honestly:
• How did you prepare the first time?
• What will you do differently in preparing this time?
Pinpointing the issues and deciding how to move forward in studying for the next time is key. Is it just that you didn’t prepare enough or was it the way you studied? We would suggest that the essential factor in improving you score is PRACTICE. With OAT Cracker practice tests you will get better at testing taking in general while also studying the content tested.
If you having serious concerns before the big test day and are already thinking about retesting, consider postponing your test instead. This is most definitely the cheaper option; check out the different OAT rescheduling fees below. It is quite possible that you may feel like you an extra week or two and rescheduling could be better than having to wait the 3months that the ASCO require you wait between tests.
Basically the only acceptable answer to
‘Should I retake the OAT?’ is…
If you go with retesting, remember with OAT Cracker you build on your test taking skills, time management, accuracy, confidence, and improve you OAT scores!