College Testing Accommodations
What you Should know.
Individuals suffering from adult ADHD often find it challenging to complete timed tests or exams. These individuals may also have trouble completing an exam if they feel pressure from others finishing the test first, or if there are distractions, such as another test taker chewing gum or tapping a pencil.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that individuals with disabilities, such as Adult ADHD, have the opportunity to fairly compete for opportunities by requiring testing entities to offer exams with accommodations. When testing accommodations are provided, individuals with adult ADHD can demonstrate their true aptitude.
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 appropriate testing accommodations 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:
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.
Provides the university a testing accommodations application which has been completed by a licensed physician.
HOW Millennium Medical Associates CAN HELP.
We will send two secure ADHD questionnaires, which serve as the testing accommodations application.
You will complete the questionnaires and return them to us online. The practitioners at Millennium Medical Associates will review your questionnaires.
If your score is positive (suggesting that you have Adult ADHD), we will contact you to schedule an office visit during which we will complete your ADHD diagnosis letter, or if necessary, complete the testing accommodations questionnaire provided by your school or institution.
*Even though you may have previously been diagnosed with ADHD, you will be required to complete the two assessment ADHD questionnaires from our medical practice.
Testing accommodations package visit: $289
+ 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, such as adult ADHD, 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 follows the appropriate procedures.
+ Who Is Eligible To Receive Testing Accommodations?
Individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive necessary testing accommodations. Under the ADA, a person who has a learning difference or attention deficit, such as ADD/ADHD, is considered to have a disability.