Exam Prep

Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs

Accommodations are available for test-takers who are disabled or have health concerns that impact the ability to test well in the provided environment. It takes a little extra planning to arrange accommodated testing; students need to file an accommodation request and receive approval from GMAC before choosing their test date.

Approved concerns include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning and cognitive disabilities, physical and systematic disabilities, psychological disabilities and vision and hearing impairments. Accommodations that may be requested include:

  • Additional time
  • Extended breaks
  • Use of a medical device during testing
  • Trackball mouse
  • Test reader
  • Answer recorder
  • Enlarged font
  • Sign language interpreter

If you use any of these assistive devices, you do not need to request special permission:

  • Glasses or hearing aids
  • Pillow to support neck, back or limb
  • Neck braces
  • Insulin pump (Note: Must be attached to your body, otherwise you’ll need to file an accommodation request.)

If you believe you qualify, do not register for the GMAT until your accommodation status has been decided. Allowing 3 to 4 weeks for turnaround time, gather the following documentation:

Send all documentation to:

Standard Mail
Pearson VUE
Attn: GMAT Disability Services
PO Box 581907
Bloomington, MN 55458-1907

Express Mail or Courier
Pearson VUE Attn: GMAT Disability Services
5601 Green Valley Dr., Ste. 220
Bloomington, MN 55437

Notice of approval or denial of accommodated testing will be mailed to you within 30 days of the day GMAC receives your request form. At that point, you will be able to schedule your test date. Instructions on how to schedule accommodated testing will be included in your approval packet. If your request is denied, you may request a reconsideration or a refund of your registration fee. Information on how to do this will be included in the written notification of GMAC’s decision.

Additionally, the GMAC has provided The Official Guide for GMAT Review Series in audiobook format. These digital copies are available for the same price as the printed guides and are designed to assist test-takers with a visual disability. Assistive technology includes contrast and font size adjustment, as well as audio descriptions of equations and other mathematical images. To access these audiobooks, email your request to [email protected].