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Hey everybody, I have a question about extra time on the GMAT.

I have been studying for the past 3 months and my exam is scheduled for this weekend. However, I have OCD and the last month of studying has made it sink in how much of an impact it is having on my scores - e.g., I understand the concepts and strategies but have immense trouble progressing through the questions in a timely way due to the OCD. I think I am capable of getting into the low/mid 700's but my OCD slows me down so much and is a real issue to me getting there. So, I have decided to apply for 50% extra time, which I think will help.

For the exam this weekend, I know that I am going to cancel my scores regardless as I am definitely not where I need to be score-wise yet (I figured I would use this weekend as a test run as I am a nervous test-taker anyways).

My question is: Will taking the GMAT without accommodations somehow impact their decision on whether or not I get extra time for the second test date? Since I know that I want to apply for more time, would it be beneficial to just not show up this weekend and get the application for extra time started (essentially giving them a blank slate to make the judgment off)? Does this matter at all?

For context: I have had OCD since I was a child but have only been seeing a psychiatrist/therapist for the last 3 years. Have never gotten extra time on an exam before (as I was undiagnosed until these last few years). My psychiatrist would obviously attest to the fact that I do have OCD.

Any insight here would be appreciated. Not too sure how this all works. Thanks!
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Well, I don't see OCD anywhere in the GMAC's disability policy so I doubt if they'll grant you extra time. One of my friends has ADHD and he got the extra time, which in my opinion certainly didn't help him much. you can read about their policy here: https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat/before-t ... sabilities. Btw, is OCD really affecting your test day performance? Kindly write a short debrief about your test experience so that we can help you improve. you can write a debrief here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/share-gmat-e ... 8/?fl=menu
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pepesilvia14 - I am so sorry to hear your situation. Unfortunately, the short answer is no. GMAC does not consider OCD a disability. Only physical disabilities are considered by GMAC. You write to or call the the local Pearson VUE customer care team to check the exact criteria.

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Hi pepesilvia14,

To answer your immediate question: NO - taking the GMAT under regular timing conditions will likely have NO impact whatsoever on whether you are granted testing accommodations (re: extra time) or not on your next attempt. As such, since you're so close to your Official Test Date, you should plan to take the GMAT as scheduled. Regardless of whether you actually qualify for that type of accommodation for your next attempt or not, you can use this first attempt as a learning experience.

Once you have your score results, you should post back here. Beyond that data, before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
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I am so sorry to hear your situation. Unfortunately, the short answer is no. GMAC does not consider OCD a disability. Only physical disabilities are considered by GMAC. You write to or call the the local Pearson VUE customer care team to check the exact criteria.


Thanks for the response! I called them and they said that OCD is something they would consider.
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Hi pepesilvia14,

To answer your immediate question: NO - taking the GMAT under regular timing conditions will likely have NO impact whatsoever on whether you are granted testing accommodations (re: extra time) or not on your next attempt. As such, since you're so close to your Official Test Date, you should plan to take the GMAT as scheduled. Regardless of whether you actually qualify for that type of accommodation for your next attempt or not, you can use this first attempt as a learning experience.

Once you have your score results, you should post back here. Beyond that data, before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School and what Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich


Hi Rich, I appreciate these questions! I have decided that I will take the exam Saturday for practice based on your message as well as my conversation with the GMAT folks earlier today. Thanks and I will respond more fully after Saturday.
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Hi pepesilvia14,

How did things end up with your GMAT?
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