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hey!!
i have got this really terrible and confusing problem...:toosad: please help me out..here it is..i was supposed to take my step 1 in october to december 2010 for which i have submitted the form and examination fees and all ..and will get my scheduling permit any time soon..but the thing is due to certain unavoidable circumstances i wont be able to take the exam till march 2011..and as i will graduate in january 2011 i guess i have to refill the forms again and go through the entire procedure again...here are my questions..
1) what happens to the examination fees that i have already deposited?will it go waste as i reapply?
2) when i reapply next time do i need to obtain a new registration number or am i supposed to use my existing number?
3) will this time,when i got d scheduling date and everything but did not take the exam,be counted as an attempt?
please reply...thanks a lot..!!
 

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Three answers to your three questions

1) Yes, all the money that you paid for the initial will be gone and you will have to repay the full amount again.

2) No, you use your same USMLE ID and IWA account

3) No, it won't be counted as an attempt. If you don't show up at the Prometric center it won't be counted as an attempt and even it won't be noted as "did not show up", nothing will happen.
 

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hey am sorry to bother again but what if a form gets rejected and i miss my eligibility period too for the exam..then do my examination fees still go waste as i again send the form for the same exam (beyond my eligibility period)?:confused:
 

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Did you get your scheduling permit?

hey am sorry to bother again but what if a form gets rejected and i miss my eligibility period too for the exam..then do my examination fees still go waste as i again send the form for the same exam (beyond my eligibility period)?:confused:
If you did not get your scheduling permit for reasons of credentials verification or form approval ...etc then you did not get your eligibility period at first place and so then you can contact them and ask them to set a new eligibility period for you. This way you won't be losing your money.

But, if you got the scheduling permit already with it's eligibility period then there's no choice for you other than paying the whole fees again.
 

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hi...I was supposed to take my step 1 in the slot October to December 2010 but I cannot. So I know that I can shift my slot to the next slot that is January to March 2011.

But I have this question; I am graduating in January 2011 and I have applied for step 1 as a student. So I wanted to know if I shift my slot and decide to take the exam somewhere in February or March 2011, then can I take the exam or do I need to reapply as I will graduate?
 

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Extend now and then later act

hi...I was supposed to take my step 1 in the slot October to December 2010 but I cannot. So I know that I can shift my slot to the next slot that is January to March 2011.

But I have this question; I am graduating in January 2011 and I have applied for step 1 as a student. So I wanted to know if I shift my slot and decide to take the exam somewhere in February or March 2011, then can I take the exam or do I need to reapply as I will graduate?
Extend your eligibility period to Jan-Mar now (while still student).
When you get your Diploma, send the ECFMG your papers telling them that you status has changed. Most probably they'll keep for the same eligibility period.
 

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Extend your eligibility period to Jan-Mar now (while still student).
When you get your Diploma, send the ECFMG your papers telling them that you status has changed. Most probably they'll keep for the same eligibility period.
thanks a lot for the prompt reply lee...so according to you if i reschedule my exam for the next step while still being a student then i can take my exam,irrespective of the change in my status to graduate?

and i have one more query.what if my marital status changes and i move abroad say in december 2010 or january 2011 then will that pose any problem for me in taking the exam in the slot january-march 2011?
 

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thanks a lot for the prompt reply lee...so according to you if i reschedule my exam for the next step while still being a student then i can take my exam,irrespective of the change in my status to graduate?

and i have one more query.what if my marital status changes and i move abroad say in december 2010 or january 2011 then will that pose any problem for me in taking the exam in the slot january-march 2011?
You should have no problems for both of your questions
 

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can you also please tell me how much fees do i need to pay for shifting my slot to the next slot that is January to march 2011?and if I change my center to take the exam to a different country all together will that also be requiring some fees?
 

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thanks a lot for the prompt reply lee...so according to you if i reschedule my exam for the next step while still being a student then i can take my exam,irrespective of the change in my status to graduate?

and i have one more query.what if my marital status changes and i move abroad say in december 2010 or january 2011 then will that pose any problem for me in taking the exam in the slot january-march 2011?
hi!! i went to the usmle site to reschedule my slot. there they have given a notification that to shift my eligibility period to the next slot that is January to march 2011 I should furnish all the required documents if any and my application for the change in slot so that everything can be processed by January 25th 2011. If it takes more time then this date in processing there verifications, then my application would be rejected. So I wanted to know how long generally they take to process the complete thing?. In my case as I will graduate in January 2011, my surname would be changing and most probably my residential address too, then what all documents am supposed to submit to the ECFMG and how long will they take to process everything to accept my application?
 

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hi!! i went to the usmle site to reschedule my slot. there they have given a notification that to shift my eligibility period to the next slot that is January to march 2011 I should furnish all the required documents if any and my application for the change in slot so that everything can be processed by January 25th 2011. If it takes more time then this date in processing there verifications, then my application would be rejected. So I wanted to know how long generally they take to process the complete thing?. In my case as I will graduate in January 2011, my surname would be changing and most probably my residential address too, then what all documents am supposed to submit to the ECFMG and how long will they take to process everything to accept my application?
The documents you need to send to them is the Diploma and they'll contact your college to get the transcript and other forms filled.
This process takes anywhere between few days and several months. It depends on your college and how fast in response and how long the mail takes and several other factors.
 
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