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GED®: Special Accommodations


Special Accommodations for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (PDF, 246 KB)

Special Accommodations for Intellectual Disabilities (PDF, 129 KB)

Special Accommodations for Psychological & Psychiatric Disorders (PDF, 252 KB)

Special Accommodations for Physical Disabilities & Chronic Health Conditions (PDF, 253 KB)

Special Accommodations for Learning & Other Cognitive Disorders (PDF, 281 KB)

How to Get Assistance

If you have a disability that can be documented by a qualified professional, ask your local GED® Testing Center for one of the available forms:

  • The official GED® Testing Centre will tell you what you need to do to complete the form.
  • Return the completed form with the documentation of your disability to the same centre.
  • Each request is considered on an individual basis.
  • If the accommodations are approved, your local GED® examiner will arrange with you to conduct the testing with the approved accommodations.
  • There will be no additional cost for accommodations.

What Accommodations are Available if I Have a Documented Disability?

If you have a documented disability that could keep you from taking the GED® Tests in the way they are usually given, you might be entitled to receive testing accommodations. Accommodations available for people with (but not limited to) the following:

  • physical disabilities (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, impaired hearing, or mobility impairments)
  • learning disabilities (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, receptive aphasia, or written language disorder)
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • psychological disabilities (such as bipolar disorder or Tourette's syndrome)
  • chronic health issues

Accommodations Include:

  • audiocassette edition
  • braille edition
  • large-print edition (no documentation required)
  • vision-enhancing technologies
  • use of video equipment for candidates who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in composing the Language Arts, Writing essay
  • certified sign-language interpreter; use of a scribe
  • extended time; supervised extra breaks
  • use of a private room
  • other reasonable accommodations as warranted, based on individual needs

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