Fitness to Test Policy

  • Candidates who attend their test are declaring that they are fit to test. 

  • Candidates aware of anything that might affect their performance on the day, should not sit the test. This applies even if they fall ill or experience issues on the day of their test.

  • If a candidate is not fit to test, they must reschedule their appointment to a later date. This advice applies even if they have missed the deadline to reschedule and as a result would have to pay another test fee to book again.

  • Candidates who choose to book a late test and encounter minor illness/injury or minor personal circumstances, which prevent them from attending their test appointment, may struggle to reschedule within the testing window. Please refer to the FAQs below.

  • Candidates with moderate to severe illness/injury (usually requiring medical treatment and absence from school/work) which they are unlikely to recover from before testing ends, must contact the UCAT Office for advice before sitting their test. Please refer to the FAQs below before doing so.

  • Candidates experiencing major illness or injury or significant personal circumstances that affect their ability to declare themselves ‘fit to test’ for the duration of the testing window, must contact the UCAT Office for advice before sitting a test. Please refer to the FAQs below before doing so.

  • If a candidate chooses to sit their test against this advice, UCAT will not normally take any action.

 

FAQs

What should I do if I am not fit to test for the duration of the test window due to major illness/injury or significant personal circumstances?

What should I do if I am not fit to test due to moderate to severe illness/injury and will not recover before testing ends?

What should I do if I am not fit to test due to minor illness/injury or minor personal circumstances?

What should I do if I have sat my test but was not fit to test due to exceptional personal circumstances?