Extra Time on SAT/ACT

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  1. Cabsta

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    So I'm a Junior in high school and I am currently registering for the SAT and the ACT. I have been tested and I do not have ADD/ADHD or anything of the like; however I apparently qualify to get 1.5 extended time on the majority of tests at my high school. My testing results show that I have above average mental processing speeds, but yet I was still given the extra time label for the SAT. I have extended time on the SAT, but not on the ACT. I heard that while the service academies can not tell which scores are from extended time or not, I can be disqualified in the medical review. Without further clarification, right now my plan is to take the SAT with extended time so that I can send those scores to civilian colleges and for my nomination, but I will use normal time ACT scores for the service academy applications.

    I guess my question is can I really get disqualified for minor extended time without any kind of definitive medical reasoning? To my knowledge my school and medical records would give no information stating that I get extended time, however I was told that they would still find out. I am not trying to hide anything from the medical board, but I am trying to figure out the best way to go about dealing with this issue.
     
  2. alfonsonso

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    the man most qualified to answer your question is Larry Mullen. His Contact info is all over the place
     
  3. Cabsta

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    Edit.

    Sorry but I would also like to add: Is it the extended time, or is it the medical reason for the accommodation that is the disqualifying factor?
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Pls send me your original posting; your full names and last 4 SSN; to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there and answer all your questions. I should be able to answer by midnight Sunday night :thumb:
     

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