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Advanced Scheduling 

You should schedule 60 to 90 days before your desired test date. Please remember, you may schedule your testing appointment with Prometric only upon receipt of your eligibility letter.

Rescheduling Testing Appointments
If you must reschedule a test appointment, contact Prometric more than 24 business hours before your appointment. Rescheduling will result in a rescheduling fee that is payable directly to Prometric. 

Please note as of November 1, 2019, changes have been made to the reschedule/cancellation policy for this examination:

 Cancellation/Reschedule Period   Cancellation/Rescheduling Fee
 30 or more days before test date $25
 5-29 days before scheduled test date

$60 per cancellation/reschedule

 1-4 days before scheduled test date $150 per cancellation/reschedule 

Penalty if candidate fails to appear for a scheduled
testing appointment OR presents more than 30 minutes
after the scheduled start time and is refused admission 

 full testing fee will be forfeited
  
**Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are NOT business days**

Appointments can be rescheduled by calling Prometric at 800.688.5804 or through www.prometric.com. Leaving a message for a local test center is not sufficient; the local test center cannot schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment due to an emergency please contact the Department of Testing Services by emailing testingproblems@ada.org or calling 800.232.1694.

Take the Test at a Prometric Test Center

You are encouraged to review the OAT Tutorial before taking the OAT. The tutorial provides sample items and information about navigating through the test. The link below provides online access to the OAT Tutorial and a preview of the OAT format.
For issues requiring further action, contact the Optometry Admission Testing Program within five business days of the testing appointment at testingproblems@ada.org.

Download the Test Day Checklist:

Test Day Checklist (PDF)

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