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Admissions Tests At-a-Glance

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Where to find disability information related to the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT tests.

As part of the application process, most undergraduate and graduate programs require one or more U.S. standardized test scores. Your test scores, academic record, and other factors are used to predict how well you will do as a university student. Professional visitor programs may request admission test scores as well. 

Common admissions tests for entering an academic or professional program include:

  • SAT Reasoning Test and/or SAT Subject Tests 
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • GMAT

The information below summarizes disability accommodations available for these tests. If you need general, non-disability-related information about these tests, such as how to register for a test, go to the test’s website directly or contact EducationUSA.

Undergraduate Admissions Tests


The SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests are administered on behalf of the College Board, which provides accommodations to eligible students with disabilities. Learn how to request accommodations for College Board tests on the College Board’s Students with Disabilities web page.


The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: Science, English, Mathematics, Reading, and Writing (optional). ACT serves students with disabilities by providing appropriate accommodations. 

Graduate Admissions Tests


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which provides services and reasonable accommodations to test takers with disabilities. For details, see our tip sheet on Disability Accommodations for the TOEFL, GRE and Other ETS Tests.


The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a standardized test for MBA applicants that measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. It is committed to providing exam access to all applicants. Your disability information will be kept confidential, and your score reports will not say whether you used accommodations during your test.

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