GED Testing with Accommodations

How To

How Do I Request Accommodations?

Each request for accommodations is considered on a case-by-case basis. You’ll be asked to fill out a Request for Testing Accommodations form based on disability type.

Before you Request any testing accommodations, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Create a MyGED® account by signing up on or log-in to your MyGED® account if you have an active account.
  2. Answer YES on the GED Testing Service Registration form on the last question asking, “Do you need to request accommodated testing conditions for a documented disability?” 
  3. Once the registration form is submitted, you will receive a link where you will apply for accommodations and submit your supporting documentation. 
Preparing the Request Form and supporting Documentation for Review:
  1. Read the Documentation Guidelines for Candidates (PDF). Make sure your supporting documentation meets our guidelines. You may want to review your documentation with an advocate, teacher or other professional.
  2. Print a copy of the Accommodations Request Form for your disability and complete section one. You may also be able to obtain the request form from an adult education program offering GED® preparation courses.
  3. Give your evaluator (i.e. doctor, psychologist) a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for Evaluators for your disability. Your evaluator should make sure that the documentation they provide you meets our guidelines. In most cases, your evaluator will be a psychologist or doctor who administered a series of psychological, educational or medical tests with you, and provided you with a copy of a diagnostic report or a detailed letter that you will submit with your request form. 
  4. When you have completed the Accommodations Request Form, submit your completed request form along with the supporting documentation via fax directly to GED Testing Service, as directed on the bottom of the accommodations form. If you plan to test in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, or Yukon Territory, please send to the corresponding address listed here.
  5. The accommodations request decision will be communicated to you from GED Testing Service to your email account provided during the registration process. In most cases, you will hear a decision within 30 days.
  6. If you are not satisfied with the accommodations decision, you may appeal this decision by completing an Appeal Form (PDF) and providing us with additional documentation to review. 

How Do I Apply For Accommodations?

Step-by-step Instructions to Apply for Accommodations (PDF) 

How Do I Schedule An Accommodated Exam?

If you are approved for accommodations, your decision letter will include a number for scheduling your GED® accommodated exam. Accommodated exams must be scheduled by calling in to Pearson VUE Accommodations and Exceptions Scheduling. You cannot schedule a GED® accommodated exam online nor can accommodations be applied to an exam already scheduled. Step-by-step Instructions to Apply for Accommodations.