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# GMAT Disability Accommodation - Extra Time

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16 Feb 2018, 08:52
I took the GMAT twice without any accommodations because I didn't know about it and scored very low on verbal both times (Q:47 & V:17 and Q:46 & V:25).
The reason I scored low in verbal was because I was diagnosed with epilepsy (continuous seizures) at the age of 3 and had brain surgery at the age of 16. The neural activity and brain surgery took place towards the left back hippocampus of the brain (which is where verbal memory functions).
I took an exam with my neuropsychologist and got an overall score of 115 (which is above average), but received a low score, 95, for verbal memory in comparison to the others. My neuropsychologist and neurologist concluded that my weakness is in language and verbal memory and it could be from epilepsy and could've started at a very early age. They recommended I get at least 1.5. I faxed my request with the doctors letter and neurpsych exam.

How hard is it to get accommodation (extra time) for the GMAT and do you think there is a chance I will get approved for extra time? It's because from what I read, it's very hard to receive extra time.

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16 Feb 2018, 09:55
Hi cb02,

I think you'd better contact GMAC directly. Here are some links with info for extra time:

Register as a Test Taker with Disabilities
GMAT Test Accommodations: Myths and Realities
FAQ Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities

Hope this helps!
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16 Feb 2018, 11:24
Hi cb02,

From what you describe, it certainly sounds as if you might qualify to receive extra time on the GMAT. The 'process' to apply for 'extended time' on the GMAT is fairly standardized - but you have to follow the standards that GMAC has laid out. This will almost certainly require that you meet with a GMAC-authorized Doctor and go through the proper appointments/tests. That process often takes time (it would not surprise me if it took 1-2 months before you were properly assessed). As Akela has provided the appropriate links, I suggest that you work through those links and see what GMAC has to say.

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20 Feb 2018, 07:18
thanks for the inputs.

anyone else have experience with the process and get approved or rejected?

thanks
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