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Other Accommodations

The College Board approves the following accommodations — and others — to ensure that eligible students with disabilities face no barriers when taking its exams.

College Board Approval Required

Use of accommodations without College Board approval results in cancellation of test scores. Learn how to submit a request >

The accommodations listed here are examples only; the list is not exhaustive. For details about the most typical accommodations, visit these pages:

If you don’t see the accommodation you’re looking for, submit and document your request anyway, and Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) will review it.


  • Large print (14 pt., 20 pt., other)
  • Reader (Note: Reader reads entire test)
  • Use of a highlighter
  • Sign/orally present instructions
  • Visual magnification (magnifier or magnifying machine)
  • Colored overlays
  • Braille
  • Braille graphs
  • Braille device for written responses
  • MP3 audio test format
  • Assistive technology–compatible test format


  • Verbal; dictated to scribe
  • Tape recorder
  • Computer without spell-check/grammar/cut-and-paste features
  • Record answers in test booklet
  • Large-block answer sheet


  • Frequent breaks
  • Extended time
  • Multiple day (may or may not include extra time)
  • Specified time of day


  • Small group setting
  • Private room
  • Alternative test site (with proctor present)
  • Preferential seating
  • Wheelchair accessibility


  • Four-function calculator (use of basic four-function calculator on test sections that do not permit use of a calculator)
  • Auditory Amplification/FM system
  • Permission for food/medication.  NOTE: Epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) are permitted in the testing room without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under the student’s desk during testing.

Related Topics

Who Is Eligible?

Learn how eligibility for accommodations on College Board exams is determined.

Find Out Who’s Eligible

Requesting Approval

If you’re new to SSD, start here for the big picture on getting accommodations on College Board exams.

Get an Overview