Accommodations on National Tests

ODS can assist registered students who wish to receive accommodations for national tests.

Begin the process early. It is advisable to start this processĀ 4-8 weeks before registering for the test.

Please note that accommodations on these tests are not granted or provided by ODS. While ODS can assist in applying for accommodations, the decision of which, if any, accommodations to grant rests solely with the organization administering the test.

When seeking accommodations for these tests:

Step 1: Review testing organization website

Review the documentation required by the testing organization. Find the link for requesting accommodations for the appropriate test below.

Step 2: Complete application for accommodated testing

Read the information carefully and complete as much of the requested information as possible. Students must do this before contacting ODS for assistance.

Step 3: Submit to ODS for review

If students require assistance from ODS, please submit copies of the completed application for review.

Submit forms in any of the following ways:

  • E-mail: ods@ua.edu
  • Fax: (205) 348-0804
  • Mail:
    Office of Disability Services
    Box 870185
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0185
  • Personal delivery: 1000 Houser Hall

Step 4: Receive contact from ODS

Once submitted information is reviewed, an accommodations specialist will contact the student to address any issues or to provide the completed forms.

Step 5: Submit application to testing organization

Students will submit completed forms to the testing organization that administers the test.

Information of Requesting Accommodations for National Tests

If the test you are taking is not listed below, please contact ODS for more information.

GRE, HiSET, Praxis, TOEFL, TOEIC
GMAT
MAT
LSAT
Alabama State Bar Exam
NCLEX (accommodations information is on page 4 of this PDF)
MCAT
USMLE
PCAT