Academic accommodations for the GRE

If you are preparing to take the GRE and are concerned about your performance, or if you have taken it and did not achieve the results you hoped for, you are in the right place to find the most up-to-date assistance for this often anxiety-inducing test. Many students experience anxiety regarding the GRE due to a history of test anxiety, attention problems, or past challenges with standardized exams. Despite these struggles, you have successfully navigated your college education and are now aiming for a graduate program. To address these concerns, it is important to consider whether you might need academic accommodations, such as extended test time, to help compensate for test-taking weaknesses. Our company can assist in evaluating your need for such accommodations and guide you through the process of obtaining them, ensuring you have the support you need to perform your best on the GRE. Don't let test anxiety or past performance hold you back. We are here to help you determine if you qualify for accommodations that can make a significant difference in your test experience and outcomes

About the GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test designed to measure intellectual and academic skills necessary for graduate-level education. It is commonly required for admission into a variety of master’s and doctoral programs, including fields such as psychology, history, English, nursing, counseling, and physician assistant studies. The GRE consists of two 30-minute analytical writing tasks, two 30-minute verbal reasoning sections, two 35-minute quantitative reasoning sections, and an unscored section that varies in content and duration. The test is typically computer-administered, with one-minute breaks between sections and an optional 10-minute break after the third section. The total testing time is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Even great test takers can struggle on standardized tests like the GRE. Tests are often the last major hurdle in the admissions process and can mean the difference between your dream graduate program and settling for a middle of the road graduate school. Sometimes you may have had a poor semester and lack a good GPA; thus, your GRE score is crucial to gain entry to graduate school.

Reasons you may be struggling to achieve

The pressure to do well and achieve optimal performance is immense for everyone, but what if you’re a student who struggles with test anxiety, attention problems, visual processing issues, or simply repeated and inexplicably poor performance on big exams? For students with issues that affect test performance, there are accommodations available if you have an accurate diagnosis, a properly formatted report, and your request for accommodations is submitted correctly. Bryce Gibbs PhD offers psychoeducational assessment batteries and follow-up consulting that can reliably achieve the above goals.

Typical outcomes from a psychoeducational evaluation

Once you have been assessed and properly diagnosed then we can create a report that will assist you in acquiring academic accommodations with ETS (the company that owns the GRE).

Typical academic accommodations for the GRE:

If you or someone you care about is concerned about having one of the conditions described above, and believe that these symptoms are leading to diminished test performance, then please contact us to begin the process of attaining a Bryce Gibbs PhD Assessment. Our assessments are accurate, quick, and effective in helping prospective graduate students acquire deserved accommodations. We also assist with the complicated accommodation request process and will ensure that your paperwork is submitted to ETS in a timely and correct manner.

20 years of experience with academic accommodations

At Bryce Gibbs PhD & Associates, our founding clinicians have assessed college students for over 20 years, interacting with state offices and testing companies including GRE. In addition to our unique assessment system that accurately and efficiently outlines a student’s psychoeducational functioning, we produce appropriately formatted reports to submit to for the GRE that are designed for approval. We utilize specific criteria for determining if an accommodations request is even advised; this is not the optimal solution for everyone. If our screening process determines that you meet the ADA standards for accommodations or modifications, then our psychoeducational assessment reports will typically result in an affirmative request. If academic accommodations are not warranted in your situation, we produce a comprehensive strategy to achieve peak performance tailored to your strengths and weaknesses.