Students may request testing accommodations for graduate level and professional school entrance exams, as well as licensure board exams. Be aware that the request process and documentation requirements vary for each exam and are established by the testing agency administering the exam. The Disability Resource Center does not have a role in contacting or providing information directly to testing agencies or testing locations.

How to get started:

Each exam will have specific information about overall registration, as well as the process for requesting accommodations. Plan to begin the process at least 3 months in advance of when you would like/need to take the exam. A testing agency’s review process could take at least 6 to 8 weeks.

In support of your request, the Disability Resource Center can provide an accommodation history letter verifying the period of time you have been registered with our office and the testing accommodations you have received during your time as a student at UF. To request an accommodation history letter, please submit your request below. Your letter will be available within five (5) to seven (7) business days, unless during a peak time.

Specific to the GRE, the DRC can complete the ‘Certificate of Eligibility’ form (COE) provided in the GRE ‘Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities’, providing your documentation meets GRE current guidelines, unless it has been more than three (3) years since you have accessed your accommodations through the DRC. If it has been more than three (3) years since you accessed your accommodations, the DRC will provide an accommodation history letter. To request assistance with completing the ‘Certificate of Eligibility’, please call 352.392.8565 to schedule an appointment with Lisa Diekow, DRC Learning Specialist.

If you need to obtain a copy of the documentation in your DRC file, please complete and submit a Release of Information form here. Your documentation will be available within three business days. Each exam has their own documentation guidelines regarding the age requirement of your documentation. Generally, documentation for ADD or a learning disorder will need to be no more than 5 years old. Documentation for medical/health-related impairments or psychiatric impairments MAY have a requirement to be no more than 6 months-1 year old, depending on the testing agency guidelines. If the testing agency does not publish documentation guidelines, you may want to contact the testing agency’s disability services office in order to ask for clarification. If your documentation is out-of-date, you will be responsible for securing new and/or updated documentation.

If you have specific questions about the accommodation process, you may schedule an appointment with Lisa Diekow, DRC Learning Specialist, through the DRC front desk at: 352-392-8565. Please bring copies of the required forms to your appointment.

Resource Links