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Special testing conditions

Candidates who have a disability or other health-related needs which might interfere with their ability to sit the test in the standard manner, should apply for special testing conditions online via their account as soon as possible after registration. All such requests must be submitted by no later than 5.00pm AEST Friday 16 June 2017.

After submitting the online form, candidates must also submit supporting documentation for their request to the UMAT Office (via email, mail or fax) for review. The supporting documentation must be from a registered health practitioner and must give a clear diagnosis and information on the condition, indicate the impact of the condition in testing settings and include a statement as to what accommodations the health practitioner feels are appropriate for the candidate in testing settings. All supporting documentation must be typed on the medical practitioner's official letterhead and include the date and title, name, registration number, contact details, and signature of the medical practitioner. The documentation must be no more than one year old for health-related needs or disabilities other than learning disabilities, and no more than three years old for learning disabilities. Applicants with learning disabilities should submit a copy of an appropriate educational psychologist’s report for consideration. If the report is more than three years old, it will still be accepted, as long as it is accompanied by a recent letter from a psychologist stating that the information in the report is still applicable to the candidate as they are today.

All reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate testing conditions for candidates' needs.

UMAT is a multiple-choice test and does not require extended handwriting. Therefore, difficulties with writing will not normally be seen as grounds for granting of special testing conditions.

There is no possibility of UMAT Scores being adjusted. No other special consideration is available.

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