IAFG wrote:This. The "a juge won't give you time and a half herpderp" argument is dumb. 3 hour issue spotters are nothing like real life. The only reason anyone cares is because they're worried it's giving some 1Ls an advantage over others, which, if true, would lead to an advantage for jobs. I know some schools don't count the person with an accommodation as part of the curve (so if the Prof is giving out X% of As and the accommodated student gets an A, there are still as many As for the rest of the section). But, like I said before, I am not an administrator and I don't know what they know. I have to imagine they check to see if, among accommodated students, a curve still forms or if they really do skew better, and adjust their policy accordingly.
People on here really seem to underestimate the amount of due diligence the administration uses in evaluating such requests for accommodations. It's not as easy as getting a doctor to make the diagnosis... that's one thing, and sure, that's probably enough for medication. For testing accommodations, they want intelligence tests, psychological evaluations, treatment history, grades going back to elementary school, parental statements, etc. If you're given the opportunity for extra time, then you have a bona fide entitlement to it.