Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program


Requesting Testing Accommodations - GED® Testing in Maryland


The purpose of accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to the GED® test. However, accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion. GED® Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations.

Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Consequently, no single type of accommodation (e.g. extra time) would necessarily be appropriate for all individuals with disabilities. Simply demonstrating that an individual meets diagnostic criteria for a particular disorder does not mean that the person is automatically entitled to accommodations.

Test-takers seeking accommodations will register at During the registration process, test-takers seeking accommodations will select, “yes” when asked whether they intend to apply for testing modifications (accommodations) based upon a documented disability. After selecting, “yes” test-takers will receive an email with specific information regarding where to submit their accommodations request and documentation, including a link to the accommodations website.

GED Testing Service will make all accommodations decisions. Test-takers will be notified in writing of the accommodations decision, usually within 30 days. If approved, test-takers will be given specific instructions for how to schedule their accommodated GED® Tests with the Pearson VUE Accommodations Scheduling team. If not approved, test-takers will be advised about the appeal procedures.

Note: Candidates approved for accommodations cannot schedule their GED® test with accommodations online; they will get an email with instructions to contact the Pearson VUE Accommodations Scheduling Team.