Just got this email at 3:15...
The Board incurs considerable costs for candidates who withdraw from an exam and/or fail to show up on exam day. In an effort to reduce these costs, if you are anticipating that you are likely to withdraw from, or be absent for, the February 2017 bar exam, the Board is offering an automatic credit of the examination fee for any candidate who withdraws by 12:00 PM ET on Friday, January 6, 2017. This credit may be used towards an application to sit for a future exam in New York or towards the Application by UBE Score Transfer within the next three years. If you previously withdrew from an exam, you will still need to comply with Board Rule 6000.9 (b) to sit for a future exam but your decision to withdraw early, through the link provided, will be favorably considered.
Applicants may still withdraw from the upcoming bar exam after 12:00 PM ET on January 6, 2017 but the application fee will be forfeited absent a showing of exigent circumstances necessitating the withdrawal.
Should you wish to withdraw from the February 2017 examination and receive a credit, please use the link below:"]
I clicked on the link out of my crazed state of anticipation and then I read the email more clearly... Almost made a big mistake. I told myself to CALM DOWN!! So, more than likely, Friday after 12:00pm.