Are you due to sit the UCAT? If you have specific learning difficulties, you are entitled to receive some extra time to take the test itself, but you’ll need to first apply for it.
If you’re wondering how to apply for one of the extended versions of the UCAT (UCATSEN, UCATSA, UCATSENSA, UCATSEN50), wonder no more. Here’s what to do:
Using this link, you can complete an Access Arrangements Application.
You will, however, need to include some supporting evidence, and you’ll also need to know your candidate ID. This is in the format UKCAT + 6 digits.
Applications are open until Thursday 17 September 2020 (midday). You should apply at least 10 working days before your test. The reason is simply that processing applications can take up to five working days.
Keep an eye on your email, as you will be notified of your progress.
If approval to sit the test hasn’t been granted, the universities you’ve selected will be informed. This means they will be aware that UCAT cannot confirm your eligibility for extra time in the exam. They may then, therefore, not accept your result.
Ready To apply for the UCATSEN or other extended versions of the UCAT? You will need a recent, signed letter from your college, university or school. This must be on headed paper and must state the amount of extra time you’re entitled to during your public exam.
It should also state any rest break allowance, as well as confirming on what basis the extra time has been granted. For instance, you may have received a medical diagnosis, or undergone a medical assessment.
Can’t provide a letter? Don’t worry. UCAT may accept a copy of a JCQ Form 8 Application for Access Arrangements. This must be signed and completed by the Head of Centre/SENco and Assessor.
As evidence, you may also use a report from an educational psychologist or specialist teacher with the relevant qualifications. Again, this must state the amount of extra time you are entitled to.
If you don’t have either of the above documents, you may also supply a recent letter – featuring a 2020 date – from a specialist. Again, it must highlight the extra time required for the exam, due to your medical needs.
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