Professionals asked to provide documentation in support of a student’s request for accommodations on a College Board exam should know the following:
- Students must be approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) before they can use accommodations on College Board exams.
- Documentation is thoroughly reviewed by professionals in the field (e.g., psychologists, neuropsychologists, doctors, hearing specialists, ophthalmologists, as appropriate).
- A general letter stating only the diagnosis is usually insufficient.
- Some accommodations are administered differently on College Board exams than they are on classroom tests. For example, students approved for extended time must stay for the entire test (with the approved extended time), even if they complete a section early. See Typical Accommodations for details on extended time, extra and extended breaks, computer use, and other accommodations.