Request GMAT Accommodations In 3 Easy Steps
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based exam taken by students seeking to study business or management at the graduate level. It is designed to assess a range of skills considered essential for success in graduate business and management programs. These skills include verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, integrated reasoning, and analytical writing.
are available for test takers with documented disabilities, including physical, sensory, and learning disabilities. They intend to provide test takers with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.
Unfortunately, applying for GMAT accommodations can be complicated and time-consuming, especially when unfamiliar with the process or the documentation requirements. This guide will provide all the information you need to know about GMAT accommodations and how DoNotPay simplifies the application process.
Testing Accommodations for GMAT
The GMAT is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide. GMAC follows federal testing guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
These guidelines require that testing organizations make accommodations available to test takers with documented disabilities so that they can have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.
You are eligible to apply for if you have a documented disability that affects your ability to take the test under normal conditions. The documentation must be from a qualified professional who is familiar with your condition and can attest to the nature of your disability. Some of the conditions covered under the GMAT include:
- Physical and systemic disabilities, such as diabetes, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis
- Sensory disabilities, such as blindness, deafness, and low vision
- Psychological disabilities, such as anxiety disorders and depression
- Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
If you have a disability that falls into any of these categories, you are eligible to apply for GMAT accommodations. Upon approval, you will be able to take the GMAT at a test center equipped to administer the accommodations you need.
GMAT Test Sections and Breaks
The GMAT is a three-and-a-half-hour test that consists of four sections:
- Analytical writing (1 essay topic) - measures your ability to think critically and write a clear, organized essay
- Integrated reasoning (12 questions) - measures your ability to analyze data and understand complex information presented in multiple formats
- Quantitative reasoning (31 questions) - measures your ability to solve problems and analyze data
- Verbal reasoning (36 questions) - assesses your ability to read and understand written material
There are two optional eight-minute-long breaks between the sections that you can take after an hour of testing. Since the questions employ Computer Adaptive Testing, the difficulty of the questions will adjust according to your responses to previous questions. It's highly recommended to take breaks to avoid feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and fatigued.
What Types of Testing Accommodations Are Offered for GMAT?
There are a variety of accommodations available for GMAT test-takers with disabilities. However, the specific accommodations you are eligible for will depend on the nature of your disability. Some of the available accommodations include:
- Extended time - allows you to have up to 50% more time to complete the test.
- Additional rest breaks - allows you to take extra rest breaks in addition to the two optional breaks that are already built into the test.
- Test reader - someone who will read the questions and answer choices aloud to you
- Test scribe - someone who will write your answers for you
- Enlarged font - font size on the PC screen will be adjusted to make it easier to read
- A medical device in the testing room - allows you to use a medical device of your choosing in the testing room, as long as it does not disturb other test takers
These are just some of the accommodations that may be available to you. When you apply for GMAT accommodations, you must specify which accommodations you are requesting.
|GMAT Accommodation Support Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phone Number||+91-7303719966 - Monday through Friday (9 AM- 6 PM)
+1-866-505-6559 (Toll-free in the US & Canada only)
|Mailing Address||Pearson VUE
Attention: GMAT Disability Services
PO Box 581907
Bloomington, MN 55458-1907
|Fax Number||+1(952) 681-3681|
|GMAT Accommodations FAQ page||GMAT Accommodations FAQ Page|
How to Apply for GMAT Accommodations
When applying for GMAT accommodations, ensure you have your statement, medical documentation, forms provided by the test provider, and an evaluation report by certified evaluators ready. You are required to make your request at least four weeks before sitting for the exam. Follow these steps to apply for GMAT accommodations:
- Create a GMAT candidate profile on MBA.com. Include your ID number and contact information.
- Fill out the GMAT accommodations request form. You can access this form through the GMAT Supplement section of your candidate profile.
- Attach the required documentation for any disability types, including learning and cognitive, ADHD, sensory, psychological, physical, and systemic disabilities.
- After attaching all the documentation and completed forms, send them to Pearson VUE through mail or fax. After four days, you will receive a receipt confirmation through your GMAT-associated email account and an eligibility decision within a month.
- If you are approved for accommodations, you will manage to schedule your GMAT appointment online.
What Happens After I Make a GMAT Accommodation Request?
After mailing your GMAT accommodations request to Pearson VUE, you will receive a confirmation receipt email within four business days. This email will come from the GMAT Accommodations team and will include your reference number. You will receive an eligibility decision email that includes your next steps within a month.
If your GMAT accommodation request is approved, you will be able to schedule your GMAT appointment online. However, if your request is denied, you will receive a written explanation of the decision along with your appeal rights and instructions on how to file an appeal.
Request Testing Accommodations With DoNotPay!
Requesting and applying for testing accommodations can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and expensive. DoNotPay can help you with the entire process to focus on preparing for your test.
DoNotPay can send a letter to GMAC on your behalf, presenting necessary information and evidence and requesting appropriate accommodation(s) as guaranteed by both testing companies' internal rules and relevant disability laws.
That way, you can take your test with confidence—and a level playing field provided by your accommodations! Follow these simple steps:
- Search for testing accommodations on DoNotPay.
- Start our Request My Testing Accommodation product by telling us which test you intend to take.
- Answer some questions about your specific disability and testing plans.
And that's it! Whether you are applying for LSAT, MCAT, ACT, or ADHD accommodations, DoNotPay will write a letter to the company administering your exam laying out the case for your accommodation request both for that company's internal policies and relevant disability law. You should receive a response soon!
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