Learn about special arrangements for people with special circumstances.

What accommodations are available if I have a documented disability?

If you have a documented disability that prevents you from writing the GED® tests in the way they are usually given, you might be entitled to receive testing accommodations.

  • Accommodations are 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

Accommodations include:

  • Audiocassette edition
  • Braille edition
  • Large-print edition (available upon request; no documentation required)
  • Use of a scribe
  • Extended time; supervised extra breaks
  • Use of a private room
  • Other reasonable accommodations as warranted, based on individual needs

Registering for GED® testing with special accommodations: Three simple steps


Complete the GED® Application form.

Download the GED® application form (PDF)

To find your testing sessions, please visit the Schedule finder page and record the test session code in your application.

Complete the form with the documentation of your disability.

Special accommodations for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (PDF)


Special accommodations for intellectual disabilities (PDF)  


Special accommodations for psychological & psychiatric disorders (PDF)  


Special accommodations for physical disabilities & chronic health conditions (PDF)   


Special accommodations for learning & other cognitive disorders (PDF)


Send the completed GED® application form and documentation of your disability to your GED® Testing Centre of choice by mail or email.

It takes approximately two months to process application forms where special accommodations are requested.

Each request is considered on an individual basis.

If the accommodations are approved, the GED® Test Centre will arrange with you to conduct the testing with the approved accommodations.

There will be no additional cost for accommodations.