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    The closing date listed by the AQA website appears to be the 25th April. I have also read that very late fees apply after the 21st of April. However, I am unsure whether the closing date means the final date that you can possibly enter an exam, or something else? Could I, for example, enter myself in for an A2 exam after this date (all late fees and expenses aside)?
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    (Original post by MrGordonC)
    The closing date listed by the AQA website appears to be the 25th April. I have also read that very late fees apply after the 21st of April. However, I am unsure whether the closing date means the final date that you can possibly enter an exam, or something else? Could I, for example, enter myself in for an A2 exam after this date (all late fees and expenses aside)?
    You can't enter yourself, you have to be entered by an exam centre and it is up to them how late they are prepared to accept your request. In exceptional circumstances I have seen students entered on the day of the exam. The entry deadline is just the last date where normal fees apply. After that date late or, if the later deadline is reached, very late fees increase the cost of entry.
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    (Original post by MrGordonC)
    The closing date listed by the AQA website appears to be the 25th April. I have also read that very late fees apply after the 21st of April. However, I am unsure whether the closing date means the final date that you can possibly enter an exam, or something else? Could I, for example, enter myself in for an A2 exam after this date (all late fees and expenses aside)?
    Centres can make entries on the day of the exam, but AQA will charge the centre 2.5x the original price and I would expect the centre to add something on for the trouble it causes them. Whilst the exam board fees get no worse after 22 April (by Monday they will be 2.5-3 times the original price) I would enter asap if you want to as it will get increasingly difficult to find anywhere to accept you.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    You can't enter yourself, you have to be entered by an exam centre and it is up to them how late they are prepared to accept your request. In exceptional circumstances I have seen students entered on the day of the exam. The entry deadline is just the last date where normal fees apply. After that date late or, if the later deadline is reached, very late fees increase the cost of entry.
    Thanks to everyone for their replies!

    I do appreciate the difference between convincing my centre to enter me in an exam and what I stated, but thanks for the clarification.
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    Technically you can apply and sit an exam the day before, but you need a fairly nice exam centre to do the paperwork and such which means the costs will be a hell a lot more.
 
 
 
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