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
- 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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