Student with disabilities may need accommodations when taking standardized exams (graduate and professional program admission exams, licensing and certification exams). Be aware that the request process and documentation requirements are established by the testing agency administering the exam and can vary.
How to Get Started:
Each exam agency will have specific information about overall registration, deadlines, acceptable documentation, and the process for requesting disability accommodations. Plan to begin the process at least 3 months in advance of when you would like/need to take the exam. A testing agency’s review process could take 6 to 8 weeks.
In support of your request, the Texas A&M Disability Resources office can:
- Provide a letter verifying the period of time you have been registered with our office and the testing accommodations you have received during your time as a student.
- Provide the student a copy of the supporting disability documentation submitted to our office.
- Complete forms required by the testing agency to verify prior testing accommodations.
- Note: Disability Resources staff may not be able to complete or sign off on some verification forms if the supporting documentation on file does not meet the agency’s requirements/guidelines.
Students should submit a request for a verification letter or appropriate verification form to their assigned Access Coordinator or the the general office email account (email@example.com). Please allow at least 3 business days for the request to be processed.
Disability Resources has compiled a list of the most common standardized exams for reference along with links to their accommodation request process information pages.
- Acuity Insights (CASPer, DUET, Snapshot Assessments)
- Dental Admission Test (DAT)
- General Management Admission Test (GMAT)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
- Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
- National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)
- National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
- North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)
- Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
- Texas Board of Nursing – National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
- Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES)
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
Students with general questions about these processes can call 979-845-1637 to set up a consultation meeting with an Access Coordinator.
Last Updated March 2023