Accommodations for the GED
Every candidate for the GED Tests should have a fair opportunity
to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills under appropriate
test conditions. For some candidates, a disability may interfere
with their ability to fully demonstrate what they know under standard
Learning disabilities, for example, can affect your ability to
store, process, and/or produce information. They can also affect
your ability to read, write, speak, do math, and socialize. Many
physical disabilities can affect a person’s ability to sit
for long periods of time, to write using a pencil and paper, or
to read normal-sized print.
Accommodations in testing are available for adults with documented
physical disabilities as well as learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder, and emotional or psychological disabilities. Each request
is considered on an individual basis.
Accommodations may include:
- Audiocassette edition (with large-print reference copy)
- Large print edition
- Braille edition
- Extended time
- Use of a scribe
- Use of a talking calculator or abacus
- Supervised frequent breaks
- Use of a private room
- One-on-one testing at a health facility or candidate’s
- Vision-enhancing technologies
- Use of video equipment
- Sign-language interpreter
- Other accommodations as warranted by candidate’s need
If you have a documented disability, contact your local GED Testing
Center and request one of the following forms. Staff at the testing
center can tell you what is needed to complete each of these forms.
Return the completed form to the same location. Once the disability
is documented and accommodations are approved, your local GED Chief
Examiner will arrange to conduct the testing using approved accommodations.
The candidate will not incur any additional charges for these accommodations.
For more information, visit the GED