Anyone have experience with requesting extra time for GRE's

<p>My s has been diagnosed with ADHD since elementary school, had neuropsych testing done which was updated in early high school. One of his accommodations was that he was permitted to have 50% extra time on the SAT and ACT. Wondering if others have experience with requesting similar accommodation on the GRE's? He would need to again have new neuropsych testing done as the old one is clearly beyond the general 3 year rule. Curious about others' experiences. Thanks</p>

<p>This is such a pain to deal with! I was really confused by the directions at first. Be sure and allow extra time to take care of this. They say it could take you up to 6 weeks to get approved. What they don't tell you is that there are much fewer time slots for extended time test takers (a few per day), so it's best to schedule the exam early if he plans to take it at a busy time.</p>

<p>Since he already had accommodations for the SAT/ACT, it might be slightly easier? I only got accommodations for the GRE. Here's the instructions: <a href=""&gt;;/a>. I remember having to submit the full 10 page report of my diagnosis and have the form signed by the director of the Services for Students with Disabilities to confirm that I was receiving accommodations in college. I also talked to the person who diagnosed me (not affiliated with a school) and she helped me a bit with the forms. I actually got rejected the first time because I didn't submit the full report.</p>

<p>Also I re-took the GRE a second time, a little over two years after I was initially approved (supposedly it's only good for two years). At this time, my initial diagnosis was also a little over 5 years old (supposedly it's only good for 5 years). Somehow I managed to get approved again by just calling.</p>

<p>Sorry I can't remember more of the details, but I hope that helps!</p>

<p>Thanks very much for your info and experience!</p>

<p>I requested accommodations this past October and had heard it could be a fight! I had testing per request of my university late freshman year so I didn't have to redo anything. I have been receiving accommodations through my school so I didn't have to send in any documentation. The disability center at my university simply signed off the paperwork and then I mailed it in. By October 28th I received an e-mail that my accommodation request had been accepted, a letter came a week later. Way faster and easier than I had expected! It was for 50% time.</p>

<p>yau-thanks so much for your response. so since you had accommodations at college your college submitted their portion of the paperwork and that was sufficient? that's great to hear. Did you already take the GREs? Good luck to you!</p>

<p>My university signed paperwork confirming that I had been receiving the same accommodations I was asking for. My part of the paperwork was basically my address and marking which accommodations I wanted. Since I had been receiving accommodations I didn't need to send in any testing. The college signing off that I had been using those accommodations with them was sufficient! I haven't taken the GRE yet but I need to do so within the next month. The accommodations were approved too fast, I wasn't ready! Haha</p>