Bradford Allen- Unfortunately that is not how things work at Hombu there is a set requirement for the amount of days that you must practice
i.e 5th kyuu is 30 days after you start
4th kyuu is 40 days after you got 5th kyuu
and so on
the instructors did not tell me I was ready to test I had to take the initiative and apply to be tested otherwise I would still have no kyuu after 4 months of training everyday....