Acquiring Accommodations for the GED® Test Subjects

Test accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and include things such as extra testing time and extra breaks.

The purpose of accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to their test and is not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion. Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. All candidates requesting accommodations must provide appropriate documentation.

Disability types include learning and other cognitive disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychological and psychiatric disorders, physical disorders and chronic health conditions.

Commonly requested accommodations include extra time (25%, 50%, 100%), extra “stop-the-clock” breaks, a separate room and a reader/recorder.

All accommodations available at test centers are available for online testing except a reader/recorder–we are actively working on a solution.  

Students can request accommodations through their accounts. More information about the application and appeals process is available here:

You can find commonly asked questions in our Accommodations FAQs:

If you still have questions, you can email your questions to the GEDTS Accommodations team at


    1. Hi Mary,

      We don’t do a breakdown of points for the RLA test. However, each section does count toward passing this test subject.

  1. Getting accommodations for the GED® test is really important to make sure everyone has a fair shot. It’s about creating a level playing field, giving those with specific needs or disabilities the chance to shine during the exam. Just talk openly with the right people, share the needed paperwork, and customize accommodations to help test-takers do their best. It’s all about setting everyone up for success!

  2. Ensuring everyone gets a fair shot, getting accommodations for the GED® test creates a welcoming space for diverse learners. Need help? Just reach out to the GED® Testing Service—they’ve got your back with advice on the accommodation process.

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