College Testing Accommodations

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What you Should know.

Individuals suffering from adult ADHD oftentimes find it difficult to complete timed tests or exams. These individuals may also find it difficult to complete a test or exam if they feel pressure from others finishing the test first, or if someone near them is chewing gum, tapping a pencil, etc.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that individuals with disabilities such as adult ADHD have the opportunity to fairly compete for and pursue such opportunities by requiring testing entities to offer exams with accommodations. When testing accommodations are provided, individuals can demonstrate their true aptitude. 

According to the ADA (American Disabilities Act) exams administered by any private, state, or local government entity related to applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing for secondary or postsecondary education, professional, or trade purposes are covered by the ADA, and testing accommodations, pursuant to the ADA, must be provided.

Universities and community colleges will generally accommodate a student suffering from ADHD with 50% more time and/or a private testing room if that student:

  1. Provides the university a letter written on the physician’s letterhead and signed by the physician which states the student has been diagnosed with and is suffering from Adult ADHD
  2. Provides the university a testing accommodations application which has been completed by a licensed physician 

HOW Millennium Medical Associates CAN HELP.

  1. Millennium Medical Associates will send two ADHD questionnaires to you via safe and secure DocuSign emails, which serve as the testing accommodations application
  2. You will complete the questionnaires and return them to us online
  3. Millennium Medical Associates will review your questionnaires
  4. If you score positive as suffering from adult ADHD, Millennium Medical Associates will send the Signed Physician Letter along with an ADHD Diagnosis Letter

You are not required to become a patient of our medical practice to use this service. 


Testing Accommodations Fee Schedule:

  • Complete testing accommodations application:  $155
  • Provided Signed Physicians Letter and ADHD Diagnosis Letter:  $125
  • Testing Accommodations Package (includes completed application and physician diagnosis letter):  $245 --  a $35 savings

FAQ

+ What Kinds Of Tests Are Covered?


Exams administered by any private, state, or local government entity related to applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing for secondary or postsecondary education, professional, or trade purposes are covered by the ADA and testing accommodations, pursuant to the ADA, must be provided.

Examples of covered exams include:

  • High school equivalency exams (such as the GED)
  • High school entrance exams (such as the SSAT or ISEE)
  • College entrance exams (such as the SAT or ACT)
  • Exams for admission to professional schools (such as the LSAT or MCAT)
  • Admissions exams for graduate schools (such as the GRE or GMAT)
  • Licensing exams for trade purposes (such as cosmetology) or professional purposes (such as bar exams or medical licensing exams, including clinical assessments).

+ What Are Testing Accommodations?


Testing accommodations are changes to the regular testing environment and auxiliary aids and services that allow individuals with disabilities to demonstrate their true aptitude or achievement level on standardized exams or other high-stakes tests.

Universities and community colleges will usually accommodate a student suffering from ADHD with 1) 50% extra time 2) and/or a private testing room if that student

+ Who Is Eligible To Receive Testing Accommodations?


Individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive necessary testing accommodations. Under the ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who has a mental impairment, such as ADD or ADHD.

+ What government website can I go to, to read more about this?


On the ADA website, or this PDF.