The other day I took the GRE's at a Prometric testing center here in Austin, TX. Granted I have taken them before (over 5 years ago) with no issues from having medical equipment. This time nope! I was not allowed to bring my reciever, PDM, or glucose tablets into the testing area. And I had a note from my doctor- this was not even looked at.
After multiple phone calls to ETS, still nothing - I apparently had to file for "special accomodations" to bring my necessary equipment in. I was told that I could step out of the room to go and test my blood sugar, and get glucose- but the clock would not stop. Also if I had my old pump with tubing it would not have been an issue- anything attached to your body is excluded from this claim (I showed them where it went into my body). This is flat out discrimination. The filing for accomodations includes an archaic snail-mail request that can take up to 6 weeks to become approved. As far as I am concerned it should not be up to non-medical professionals to say whether or not I can have medical equipment with me to take an important test. ETS needs to have a standardized list of acceptable medical equipment- that will not cause people to jump through hoops in order to further their education/ career.
Needless to say I was very upset and performed poorly on the GRE. Has anyone else had this specific issue?