Access Arrangements Application Form

The deadline to apply for access arrangements for the 2023 UCAT was 12 noon (BST) on 19 September.

Applications open at 09:30 (BST) on 16 May and the deadline for all applications and evidence is 12:00 noon (BST) on 19 September.

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

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

Supporting Evidence

Providing incorrect evidence will delay your application.

If you are currently in education (or out of education for less than 2 yearsDO NOT send us your diagnostic assessment report or medical evidence as your application will be rejected. Please refer to the evidence requirements below. 

If you are currently in education (or out of education for less than 2 years) you MUST provide a recent, signed letter on headed paper from your current or most recent school/college or university, which should (as appropriate) state:

  • your disability.
  • the amount of extra time you require in public exams (e.g. 25%).
  • the amount of time for any rest breaks.
  • you need 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.

In place of a letter, a copy of an approved ‘JCQ Form 8 Application for Access Arrangements’ (all pages) usually not completed earlier than the start of Year 9 (the school year in which pupils become 14 years old) or equivalent and signed by the Head of Centre/SENCo and Assessor would be acceptable.  A Form 8 is only accepted if it was completed after 1 September 2021 (when JCQ published criteria changed).

Alternative evidence for candidates out of education for more than 2 years or not previously entitled to access arrangements in public examinations can be found in the 'Supporting Evidence' section of the Access Arrangements page.

If you are applying for the UCATSEN50 please ensure your evidence meets the additional requirements for 50% extra time detailed in the 'Supporting Evidence' section of the Access Arrangements page.

Note: Please type your candidate ID into the form. Do not copy/paste or use AutoFill.

Your details

Access Arrangements Required

Please indicate the access arrangements you require. Your request must reflect what you are entitled to in public exams and be supported by your evidence.

Test versions


Standard test


25% extra time


Standard test with rest breaks


25% extra time with rest breaks


50% extra time

Please select your access arrangements above

Special Test Centre Accommodations

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


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.

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You should hear the outcome of your application within 5 business days. If you have not had a reply within this time (after checking junk/spam folders), please email the UCAT Office.

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