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New post 17 Nov 2017, 17:32
Oh dear. Long time lurker and I was hoping my first post would be able my big success after my test tomorrow morning! But here I am, less than 12 hours away and my confidence is wavering. Earlier this evening I was working, and through a very odd set of circumstances, ended up with second degree burns on my right hand. The burns are very fresh and I'm frankly not sure how much worse it will get, but it is already nearly impossible for my to move my right index finger because of the blistering.

This is a very odd question, but has anyone had to take the test one-handed before? I'm mostly worried about my typing abilities being limited for the essay portion, and being slow/painful to click through the questions. Also, I'm worried the pain and anxiety has just totally thrown my mojo off. I've already had to postpone the exam once thanks to the timing of hurricane Irma and I cannot handle another setback/reschedule!

Any words of wisdom or comfort would be much appreciated.

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Oh dear. Long time lurker and I was hoping my first post would be able my big success after my test tomorrow morning! But here I am, less than 12 hours away and my confidence is wavering. Earlier this evening I was working, and through a very odd set of circumstances, ended up with second degree burns on my right hand. The burns are very fresh and I'm frankly not sure how much worse it will get, but it is already nearly impossible for my to move my right index finger because of the blistering.

This is a very odd question, but has anyone had to take the test one-handed before? I'm mostly worried about my typing abilities being limited for the essay portion, and being slow/painful to click through the questions. Also, I'm worried the pain and anxiety has just totally thrown my mojo off. I've already had to postpone the exam once thanks to the timing of hurricane Irma and I cannot handle another setback/reschedule!

Any words of wisdom or comfort would be much appreciated.
You won't be able to cancel the test now, so that's not an option. If I were you, I'd just go ahead and take the test if there were no medical reasons not to (maybe you've been advised to rest your hand). Check how much it hurts, whether you normally write with your right or left hand, and if there is a medical facility nearby. In any case, ensure that you let the people at the center know.

Again, if I were you, I'd be ready to take the exam a second time. Don't look at it as a setback: some test takers actually book two appointments so that they can get a little bit of familiarity with the test before their "real" attempt.
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Oh man. Sorry to hear that.

There is not much you can do besides maybe calling GMAC and see if they give you a medical waiver (I have not heard but would not hurt to call and try).
Otherwise if you are right handed - it will be rough. You will have an issue typing and clicking (you can use shortcuts).

I am leaning towards taking the exam (as long as the pain is not distracting) and if you bomb AWA, then it is a very minor thing you can very well explain.

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You can always skip it and submit an optional essay to explain the no-show on your report.... you can go and take but many schools ask for your score history and you will have to disclose the score.
bb, if lpaulsen33 doesn't take the test, it will not show up on his/her (school) score report.
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GMAC no longer puts a no-show on the report if one does not show up?

P.S. I just went through GMAT Handbook and indeed - there is no reference to the "no show" - thank you for pointing that out. I will go back and revise my post.


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You can always skip it and submit an optional essay to explain the no-show on your report.... you can go and take but many schools ask for your score history and you will have to disclose the score.
bb, if lpaulsen33 doesn't take the test, it will not show up on his/her (school) score report.


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