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  • Three cumulative attempts are allowed to pass the HOBET exam with the minimum score required by the appropriate program.
    • If a student fails the HOBET exam for a program three times, they are not allowed to change their program to take the HOBET exam three more times for a different program.  It is three cumulative attempts.
    • Acceptable scores vary between programs. Therefore, an unacceptable score for one program may be considered acceptable for another.
  • After the second failed attempt, students will be strongly encouraged to set up a meeting with the appropriate program director to discuss strategies for success on the third attempt.
  • After the third failed attempt, students are no longer eligible to be admitted into any program that requires the HOBET exam.
  • The HOBET testing process may be repeated once, upon request. Three years must have elapsed from the date of the third failed attempt.