Many standardized testing agencies will allow test takers with disabilities, including AD/HD, a range of testing accommodations depending on the severity of the disability.
As a general rule, when registering for exams, you must request Nonstandard Testing Accommodations.
For Minor Accommodations such as special lighting, adjustable tables or chairs, breaks for medications or snacks.
- You must submit a letter of support from a medical doctor with the registration form and fee.
- You will need extra time (up to six weeks) for review and approval.
For Other Accommodations
- You will have to submit a Request for Nonstandard Testing Accommodations.
- You will have to submit a Certificate of Eligibility including a diagnosis, a description of functional limitations, a complete educational, developmental and medical history, a list of test instruments, a description of the accommodations requested, and an explanation of why needed. All of these will have to be submitted on official letterhead with a signature.
For more information on Nonstandard Testing Accommodations, please refer to the official websites for the exam providers.
Education Testing Service – www.ets.org/disabilities
College Board – www.collegeboard.com