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    Hello.
    I have had myself booked in for my Grade 5 Music theory exam since the beginning of the year; it's due to take place on the 28th of Feb 2018.

    However, Due to University interviews and auditions taking up the majority of my year so far I have not been able to invest as much time into my theory study as initially hoped and I do not feel like I am ready for the exam!

    I'm working through the official ABRSM books and I'm halfway through Grade 4. I still have a week left to finish this book and work through the Grade 5, but I don't feel like this is the best way to learn as it's rushed and I'll probably have a complete mind blank in the exam.

    I have been thinking of withdrawing to save myself the time and stress of entering an exam I am not ready for. I understand that I would not be entitled for a refund, which is a inconvenience and loss I am happy to deal with.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on what to do? I am not too sure how to cancel as looking on the ABRSM regulations it only talks about cancellations due to extreme circumstances, which this is not.

    Thanks for Reading!
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    Hello.
    I have had myself booked in for my Grade 5 Music theory exam since the beginning of the year; it's due to take place on the 28th of Feb 2018.

    However, Due to University interviews and auditions taking up the majority of my year so far I have not been able to invest as much time into my theory study as initially hoped and I do not feel like I am ready for the exam!

    I'm working through the official ABRSM books and I'm halfway through Grade 4. I still have a week left to finish this book and work through the Grade 5, but I don't feel like this is the best way to learn as it's rushed and I'll probably have a complete mind blank in the exam.

    I have been thinking of withdrawing to save myself the time and stress of entering an exam I am not ready for. I understand that I would not be entitled for a refund, which is a inconvenience and loss I am happy to deal with.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on what to do? I am not too sure how to cancel as looking on the ABRSM regulations it only talks about cancellations due to extreme circumstances, which this is not.

    Thanks for Reading!
    If you do not sit the exam', it will simply be registered as a fail. There is no limit to the number of times you can resit, but it will still incur the appropriate fee each time.

    It's still worth notifying ABRSM (in writing) of your cancellation to the office where your original entry was sent, together with an explanation of why you are cancelling. A medical certificate would be needed for a chance of fee refund and even then, it would be at their discretion.

    Beware that you cannot progress to Grade 6 practical or beyond unless you have achieved Grade 5 theory.

    https://us.abrsm.org/en/exam-booking/cancellations/
 
 
 
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