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Good news for undergrad seniors and graduates looking toward professional schools for next year and beyond. First, the following link explains the advance in LSAT accessibilty for talented future lawyers who have a learning disorder that will not restrict their capacity to practice:

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Similarly, MCAT examinations can be accommodated for learning disorders. ¬†“If you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States (“Green Card” holder), or have been granted refugee/asylum status by the U.S. government. you can access financial assistance for psychological re-assessments, from the AAM.” ¬†Association_of_American_Medical_Colleges

But trust Educational Testing Service, I say, to go the extra mile. ETS not only offers a full array of relevant accommodations: Testing accommodations but also

helps you prepare more effectively:  GRE Test Preparation Materials in Accessible Formats

Returning to the terms of the LSAC settlement in June 2014, they do set a precedent that AAMC probably keeps in mind. Thanks to a colleague at Jewish Vocational Services for this summary:

(1) $7.7 million civic penalty for a victims’ compensation fund to compensate the “more than 6000 people who requested accommodations such as extra time” but were denied. (2) Streamlining accommodations requests, so that candidates with previous accommodations (such as SAT, ACT, GED) can be granted accommodations for the LSAT. (3) Ending the practice of “flagging” LSAT scores (i.e., indicating on the score report that accommodations were provided).

Yes, it remains a maze to negotiate, but less so, now. Those who clearly have the potential to be effective professionals should find the first watershed in their path considerably fairer.

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