Access Arrangements Application Form

Complete the application form below to apply for extra test time, rest breaks or special accommodations. You will need:

  • Your candidate ID (in the format UKCAT + 6 digits).
  • Correct supporting evidence.
    • We accept scans or clear photographs of evidence (file formats: PDF, JPEG and PNG).
    • Please PDF word documents before uploading.


Read this section carefully as providing incorrect evidence will delay your application.

  • If you are currently in education (or left education after 2021) we require a signed letter (usually dated 2024) on headed paper from your current or most recent school/college or university, which should (as appropriate) confirm:
    • your disability.
    • the amount of extra time you require in public exams (e.g. 25%).
    • the amount of time for any rest breaks.
    • if you require separate invigilation.
    • any other accommodations you require in public examinations.
    • on what basis this has been agreed, for example a diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner or an assessment by a registered psychologist or specialist teacher assessor.
  • Alternatively, we will accept a completed JCQ Form 8 (Profile of learning difficulties) or Form 9 (Profile of need).
  • Advise your school/college/university of these guidelines to avoid unnecessary rejection of your evidence.
  • If you only upload medical evidence or a diagnostic assessment report your application will be rejected. 

Please refer to the 'Supporting Evidence' section on the Access Arrangements page if any of these circumstances apply:

  • you left education before 2022.
  • you are currently in education but you have a recent diagnosis and arrangements have not yet been put in place for your exams.
  • you left education after 2021 but your disability was diagnosed after you left.

Key Dates

  • Applications open: 14 May 2024 (09:30 BST)
  • Application deadline: 15 September (23:59 BST)

Applications and evidence outside these dates are not accepted. Only one application can be submitted.

Please type your candidate ID into the form - do not use AutoFill or copy/paste.

Your application will be REJECTED if you ONLY upload medical evidence or a diagnostic assessment report and you are currently in education (school/college/university) or you left education after 2021. This may delay you booking a test for up to 2 weeks.

Your details

Please indicate your disability (tick all that apply):

Learning Difficulty (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyscalculia)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Mental Health Condition
Physical Disability
Visual, Hearing or Multi-Sensory Impairment
A condition or impairment not listed above
Please select a disability

Access Arrangements Required

Please indicate the access arrangements you require. This should be supported by your evidence.

Rest Breaks

Extra Test Time

Special Accommodations

Items at a test centre workstation for medical reasons
Evidence must support the need for continuous/immediate access to items during testing.


Check you are uploading correct evidence! If you do not meet the specific requirements outlined here your application will be rejected.

If you are currently in education, you must provide evidence from your school/college or university and not medical evidence or a diagnostic assessment report.

Please upload scans or clear photographs of your evidence in the following file formats:  PDF, JPEG and PNG.


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Application Complete

Thank you for your application. This has been submitted directly to the UCAT Office.

If you need to submit further evidence please email it to [email protected]

A confirmation email, which includes an application reference number, has been sent to the email address you provided.

Please check your spam/junk email folders if you do not receive an email, as it is possible that emails from UCAT could automatically go to these folders. Please add [email protected] to your safe senders list now to prevent this.

If you do not hear the outcome of your application within 5 working days (and it is not in your spam/junk folders) please email the UCAT Office.

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