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Help Postponing an exam date?!

My step 1 exam is on the 30th of May (the last day of my eligibility period).
I'm not ready so i want to postpone.
Problem is, I dont know when i'll be ready until i take my next NBME (which is maybe a month from now). So i just want to cancel it without scheduling a new exam-date.

I always get confused with all this bureaucratic prometric/ECFMG stuff, so i wanted to make sure how it's done:

1- I cancel my current exam date, online through the prometric site.
2- I extend the eligibility period, online through the ECFMG site.
3- When I feel I'm ready for the exam -whenever that may be, I call prometric and set up a new date.

Is that everything?
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Yup, that's what u have to do. Request ECFMG for an extended eligibility period (which will be the next 3 months) so u can take the exam anytime within that period.
You dont have to decide the date now!
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Make sure you call up pro metric as soon as you extend your eligibility period and pay your 50 dollar fee to get that out of the way...

And if you cancel within ten days of your exam i believe you have to email nbme to resend your eligibility....thats what happened with me but nbme was quick and got back to me within one day (pro metric will tell you exactly what to do when you call them)
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Make sure you call up pro metric as soon as you extend your eligibility period and pay your 50 dollar fee to get that out of the way...

And if you cancel within ten days of your exam i believe you have to email nbme to resend your eligibility....thats what happened with me but nbme was quick and got back to me within one day (pro metric will tell you exactly what to do when you call them)
I don't get the 10 day period thing you mentioned, could you elaborate plz?
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I don't get the 10 day period thing you mentioned, could you elaborate plz?
Sorry made a mistake...its 30 days

See man when you cancel, if its within 30 days of your scheduled exam date...then you have to resend your eligibility to nbme...they send you this email once you get your scheduling permit...its an easy process and all the info you need on what you need to send will be sent by you to email from the ecfmg once you cancel....
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Hi, Renaissance!

Buddy, I missed you!!

Yep! I think that's all there is to it.
1 - To cancel the exam date, you'll do it online through the prometric website. Then, you'll receive an e-mail telling you where to call (International Prometric Office of your testing region) to inform about your cancellation. If it's within 30 days (or 5 days) of your exam date, you'll need to pay a certain fee.
2 - Extending the eligibility period: Yep, this is just online. You'll pay $60.
3 - To schedule your new date (anytime), just log-in to prometric and do it online (like before). No payment is needed.

I don't have direct experience with items 1 and 3 but this is what my study partner said.

I'm doing DIT right now... One "DIT day" is pretty tiring... LOL!!

Good luck, bud!! Keep me posted with your progress too. See ya around!
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