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Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

Testing Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities and health-related needs by providing services and reasonable accommodations that are appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet ETS requirements.

JAWS and Refreshable Braille on the GRE® General Test

Test takers are able to take the GRE® General Test with JAWS, with or without a refreshable braille device. These features are offered at GRE® test centers in the United States and other countries. Test takers who are interested in taking a GRE General Test with these features should complete the forms and follow the registration procedures explained on this page.

Test Preparation Materials in Accessible Formats

We offer a variety of free and low-cost tools to help you prepare for the GRE General Test so you can feel more confident on test day. Visit the Prepare page for a listing of the test preparation materials that are available. If you need test preparation materials in accessible formats, visit the Materials in Accessible Formats page.

Applying for Accommodations

The Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs contains procedures and forms for requesting testing accommodations. The Supplement should be used in conjunction with the information in the GRE® Information Bulletin and registration form(s).

Note: All test takers requesting any accommodations must submit their requests and have their accommodations approved by ETS Disability Services before their test can be scheduled. Your request should be submitted as early as possible, especially if you are requesting an alternate test format. Documentation review takes approximately six weeks once your request and complete paperwork have been received. If additional documentation must be submitted, it can be another six weeks from the time the new documentation is received until the review is complete.

Once you have been approved, ETS will send you an email providing instructions for registering for the GRE test. Please wait for your approval email before registering to test.

If you have a health-related need that requires you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room, or to take extra or extended breaks, you must follow the accommodations request procedures in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.

To submit a request, send all completed forms and documentation via one of the following methods.


You can apply for accommodations, view approved accommodations, and view test appointments online in your ETS account. To apply for accommodations and view approved accommodations, log into your ETS account, click on "GRE Accommodation Status/New Request" under the "Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs" section on the main home page and follow the instructions.

ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA
Courier Service:
ETS Disability Services
225 Phillips Boulevard
Ewing, NJ 08628-1426 USA

Bulletin and Bulletin Supplement

Note: Policies in the 2020–21 GRE registration materials are in effect from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Registration Forms & Lists


Test Centers

  • GRE® Test Centers — View test centers that administer the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Tests.

Code Lists

Contacting ETS Disability Services

Email: (General Inquiries)
1-866-387-8602 (toll-free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada)
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541–6054 USA
Courier Service:
ETS Disability Services
225 Phillips Boulevard
Ewing, NJ 08618-1426 USA

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