What if I don\'t attend an exam (for which I have registered)?

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    sb902021
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    Hi

    A little question: What happens if I don’t attend an exam for which I had registered? eg I register for 3 exams in Dec 13 and afterwards it turns out that I only had time two prepare for two of them. Accordingly, I just don’t appear at the third exam and want to have (another) try in Jun 14.

    Does this have any consequences? Of course, I will have to pay fees for all three exams in Dec 13 and additinal fee for the missed one in Jun 14. But is there a maximum numer of attempts I have to pass an exam (so that I would lose an attempt by doing what I described above)?

    Thanks
    Simon


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    fidget
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    If you don’t show up for an exam it counts as a fail. There isn’t a max number of attempts at a paper per se, but there is a time limit of 10 years on passing them all.


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    You can choose to defer an exam, there is an admin fee not sure of timeframe contact ACCA connect.


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    nps1976
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    I’m sure I read that you are only classed as a fail if you have actual sight of the exam paper, in other words if you don’t even turn up, it’s not a fail and your next attempt is shown as the first attempt. Not sure where I read that but wherever it was, it was quite specific about the timing.


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    fidget
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    Yes, you’re right. I’ve checked again and you’d be marked as absent for it rather than failing it.


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    luke
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    does passing all your exams in the first attempt have any benefit for job prospects i.e. would employers even be able to see this or see that you havn’t attended an exam?


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    John Moffat
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    Not attending an exam does NOT count as a fail.

    You are recorded simply as absent.

    There is no limit on the number of attempts, but there is at the moment an overall limit of 10 years to pass all the exams (although there is a proposal to change this, which will effectively increase the time)


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    dantheman
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    Hi John

    In regards to the proposal to change the overall time limit do you have any news as to when there will be any announcement from the ACCA.
    I’ve contacted ACCA but they never give me any information, today I was told to call back in two years time.

    Any help will be greater appreciated.


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    John Moffat
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    I have no idea – maybe in two years time?!

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