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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.

Presentation

  • Large print (14 pt., 20 pt.)
  • Reader (Note: Reader reads entire test)
  • Fewer items on each page
  • Colored paper
  • Use of a highlighter
  • Sign/orally present instructions
  • Visual magnification (magnifier or magnifying machine)
  • Auditory amplification
  • Audiocassette
  • Colored overlays
  • Braille
  • Braille graphs
  • Braille device for written responses
  • Plastic-covered pages of the test booklet

Responding

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

Timing/Scheduling

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

Setting

  • Small group setting
  • Private room
  • Screens to block out distractions
  • Special lighting
  • Special acoustics
  • Adaptive/special furniture/tools
  • Alternative test site (with proctor present)
  • Preferential seating

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