Are your OET results out? Did you get a grade that was lower than you expected based on how well you performed during your OET preparation course? Do you think that there were inaccuracies with how your attempt was assessed? If so, then consider requesting for a re-mark of your OET exam.
Key Facts about the OET-Remarking Process
Here’s everything you need to know about the policies and processes involved in appealing for an OET re-score.
• To appeal your results, you must submit a Request for OET Re-Marking form.
• You need to explain your grounds for the request clearly in the form.
• You can only request for a re-mark within five days of your score’s publication online. OET can refuse to re-score your test if you submit your appeal after that mark.
• You need to pay $120 per sub-test re-score.
• The fee will be refunded if there are changes in your results after.
• Two OET assessors, both of which were not involved in the initial evaluation, will go over your test performance independently. Both will have no knowledge of your grade history.
• The entire process takes around six weeks.
• If there is a change in your score, your OET profile will be updated. You’ll also receive a new Statement of Results (SOR).
Now that you know the lowdown on the appeal, let’s move on to the most important concern about it.
Is Requesting an OET Re-Mark Worth It?
It depends on your reasons for requesting one. If you have a compelling reason (e.g., you aced all your practice tests during OET review, OET experts affirmed that you were more than ready for the exam, etc.), then there’s a chance that your results will be reconsidered. Otherwise, think carefully before you appeal your score. Consider the following points as well.
1. Your re-marked results cannot be changed back to its original version. So, if your OET grade got lower after it was re-scored, you can’t do anything about it.
2. You won’t be refunded if:
• You changed your mind midway through the re-scoring process, and you no longer want to have your re-marked results published.
• You took another OET exam while your previous attempt was being re-scored—even if there were changes in your results.
3. You won’t get qualitative feedback on your test performance.
If you’re only appealing your results because you don’t want to go through another OET preparation course and re-take the test, then you may have to rethink your decision. Weigh your options well.
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