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Testing Accommodations Available for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

Note: If you would like to request accommodations other than those listed below, you must describe them in Part II of the Testing Accommodations Request Form which can be found in the Bulletin Supplement.

If you plan to take the computer-delivered GRE® General Test, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the tools and features you will encounter on test day by using the free POWERPREP® Online practice tests. The practice tests simulate the actual test and provide the following accessibility features:

  • extended time
  • extra breaks
  • screen magnification
  • selectable colors
  • screen reader and refreshable braille compatibility

Learn more about POWERPREP Online.

Extended Testing Time

All tests are timed.

  • 50 percent (time and one-half)
  • 100 percent (double time; documentation required)

Extra Breaks

Note: Breaks are not included in testing time (can be used for medication, snacks, trips to the restroom, etc.).

Accommodations for the GRE General Test Only


  • Reader
  • Scribe

Assistance for Spoken Directions Only

  • Oral interpreter1
  • Sign language interpreter1

Assistance for Note Taking

  • Braille slate and stylus2
  • Perkins brailler2

Alternate Test Formats

  • Braille2
  • Large-print test book
  • Recorded audio
  • Recorded audio with tactile figure supplement2
  • Recorded audio with large-print figure supplement2

1 Only applicants who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
2 Only applicants who are blind or have low vision

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