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Do slots open up at Test Centers?

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New post 20 Nov 2019, 15:07
Hello World,
I am posting because I could not find an exact answer to my question.

Do slots open up at a particular test center? I am looking for a slot on 21/22 Dec on 2 Test centers near my zip code but no slot is available. I see slots on 23rd but that's a Monday so I am avoiding it?

Should I wait and track for a few days to see if slots open up? Or I should just take 23rd Dec.

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Hello, TheNightKing. Our paths cross again, although you no longer resemble Morpheus. (I will admit to reading a lot of your posts to the QOTD Quant problems, since you frequently post on them.) To answer this particular question, yes, sometimes slots do open up at a particular testing center. I know this because I had a client who either needed to take the test prior to leaving the country or once he was on the other side of the Atlantic, the latter of which he preferred. He kept checking, day by day, and finally something opened up, so he booked the slot and ended up taking the test in his preferred location abroad.

Keep checking if it matters to you. At the same time, do not let that concern become another vehicle for anxiety. The GMAT™ provides plenty of opportunity for that already. Good luck.

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Hello, TheNightKing. Our paths cross again, although you no longer resemble Morpheus. (I will admit to reading a lot of your posts to the QOTD Quant problems, since you frequently post on them.) To answer this particular question, yes, sometimes slots do open up at a particular testing center. I know this because I had a client who either needed to take the test prior to leaving the country or once he was on the other side of the Atlantic, the latter of which he preferred. He kept checking, day by day, and finally something opened up, so he booked the slot and ended up taking the test in his preferred location abroad.

Keep checking if it matters to you. At the same time, do not let that concern become another vehicle for anxiety. The GMAT™ provides plenty of opportunity for that already. Good luck.

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Hello Andrew,
Haha! Interesting to find out that you remember my old photo :) (The current one is inspired from GMATNinja; He knows about it too :D)

Thank you! I will keep checking for a few days and will take a call accordingly.

I appreciate your help
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TheNightKing wrote:

Hello Andrew,
Haha! Interesting to find out that you remember my old photo :) (The current one is inspired from GMATNinja; He knows about it too :D)

Thank you! I will keep checking for a few days and will take a call accordingly.

I appreciate your help


Yes, I figured as much, regarding the change of photo. Furthermore, I would not be surprised if there were many other GMATNinja-inspired readers, among whose numbers I count myself. When you read such analyses--I have no idea what the YouTube series may be like, but I will probably check out some of those videos from your footer--you know you are learning from a master of the craft, and I, at least, become inspired to approach my own question sets through such a lens.

Concerning your inquiry, as I said before, good luck. Some centers seem to be more in demand than others. Maybe you will luck out.

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Hi TheNightKing,

Each Testing Facility can only accommodate a certain amount of Test Takers each day (and it's possible that the Facilities that you're considering run more than just the GMAT). If all of the available 'spots' are filled right now, then it's certainly possible that someone might choose to reschedule his/her Test Date in the future - at which point that spot would open up.

Considering the 'busy' time of year (since many applicants are trying to make application deadlines), if a spot does open up, it likely won't stay open for long - there are almost certainly more people besides you who would take that spot if it were available. As such, you might want to check the website regularly (perhaps even daily) to see if anything becomes available. You don't seem particularly interested in that Monday, but Monday morning Test Times tend to be great for most GMATers. Since most people work Monday - Friday, a Monday morning Exam would give you the prior weekend off (to get in some extra rest and light review), so that you could go into the Exam calm, clear-headed and ready to work.

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You don't seem particularly interested in that Monday, but Monday morning Test Times tend to be great for most GMATers. Since most people work Monday - Friday, a Monday morning Exam would give you the prior weekend off (to get in some extra rest and light review), so that you could go into the Exam calm, clear-headed and ready to work.

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Hi Rich,
Thank you for providing your inputs. Yes, I do understand that I will have to check the slots even multiple times in a day. But I will do that only for a few days and see if a slot opens up.

I absolutely no issues with Monday. Even I was thinking it will be better. Just the fact that I will have to make an excuse at work (and the fact Christmas will be just around the corner asking for a leave can be tricky :tongue_opt3. You know what I mean)

Anyway, Thank you for your inputs.! Appreciate it
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