Testing Modifications for Placement Exams

If you are a new student and have not made your reservation for New Student Orientation, do so at FYE.indiana.edu before submitting your test modification request.

If you have a diagnosed disability that affects your performance on timed tests, and you receive testing modifications at your current school or have received extended time on your SAT or ACT exam, you may request testing modifications for placement exams taken as part of New Student Orientation.

Required Exams

  • Math (Taken prior to NSO, online)
  • Foreign Language (Taken prior to NSO, online)

Optional Exams

  • Calculus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Request Testing Modifications

In order to be approved for extended testing, a student must submit a request and provide verification of prior extended test time. Notifications are required two weeks in advance to guarantee testing accommodations.

The request must include:

  1. A copy of the SAT or ACT extended time approval OR
  2. Verification from your High School counselor or disability service office at a prior secondary institution. The letter must include:
    • Student's full name and date of birth
    • Type of disability and specific modifications received in the past academic year
    • Name and signature of verifying official
    • Professional title and school name
    • Phone number and email address of verifying official
    • Confirmation of approved modifications will be sent to your IU email address.

Confirmation of approved modifications will be sent to your IU email address.

Submit A Request


If you have questions or need to request modifications other than extended time, please contact our office at (812) 855-7578 or iubdss@indiana.edu.