Steps to Take
1. Read the Documentation Guidelines for Candidates. Make sure the documentation of your disability meets our guidelines.
2. Choose a Utah GED Testing Center where you will be testing. Talk to the Chief Examiner of this center about your need for accommodations. You may want to review your documentation with the Chief Examiner at your GED testing center.
3. Print a copy of the Accommodations Request Form for your disability and complete Sections 1 and 2. You can also get a copy of this form from the Chief Examiner of your preferred testing center.
4. If you haven’t already done so, give your evaluator (doctor, psychologist) a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for Evaluators for your disability. Your evaluator should make sure that the documentation they provide to 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 of that testing or a detailed letter.
5. Give your Accommodations Request Form to your evaluator and have him/her complete the relevant sections.
6. When both you and the evaluator have completed the Accommodations Request Form, bring the completed form along with your supporting documentation to your preferred GED Testing Center. The Chief Examiner will review your materials with you.
It would be helpful (but not required) for you to provide additional supporting documentation, such as:
- School records showing your participation in special education services in school
- Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
- Transcripts from middle school or high school
- Other records showing a history of academic difficulties due to your disability
7. When you and the testing center’s Chief Examiner have put together a complete packet of documentation, the Chief Examiner will send the materials to the Utah State GED Administrator, who will review your request. The state administrator may forward your file to GED Testing Service for expert review.
8. The accommodations decision will be communicated to you through the Chief Examiner at your testing center. In most cases you will hear a decision within 30 days.
9. If you are not satisfied with the accommodations decision, you may appeal this decision by completing an Appeal Form and providing us with additional documentation to review. All appeal requests are reviewed by disability experts.
Accommodations Request Forms