Services for Students with Disabilities
Ensuring Accommodations on College Board Exams
The College Board is committed to making sure that students with disabilities can take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and Advanced Placement® Exams with the accommodations they need. All reasonable requests are considered.
Students who show that their disabilities affect participation in a College Board exam are eligible to take those exams with accommodations.
Using accommodations not approved by the College Board results in cancellation of scores. No one is automatically approved.Who Is Eligible?
Typical accommodations include Braille and large-print exams, extended time, use of a computer for essays, and extra breaks. These are not the only accommodations available — the College Board will consider all requests for students with documented disabilities.Typical Accommodations
Once approved by the College Board, accommodations can be used on all of these exams:
- SAT and SAT Subject Tests
- PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT10
- AP Exams
There’s no need to request accommodations on College Board exams again — unless you’re taking the PSAT 8/9, CLEP, or ACCUPLACER.Accommodations for Other Exams
October SAT and SAT Subject Tests
SSD request deadline: Aug 14, 2015
SSD request deadline: Aug 25, 2015
November SAT and SAT Subject Tests
SSD request deadline: Sep 18, 2015
How to Get College Board Approval
College Board approval is required for every student — even those who receive accommodations at school.
The College Board’s request process can take up to seven weeks, so start early. Most students work with their school counselor to submit an accommodations request.The Request Process
Documenting the Need
Documentation of the student’s disability and need for specific accommodations is always required and must sometimes be submitted for College Board review.Providing Documentation
What to Do After Approval
Students whose accommodations are already approved by the College Board need to take certain steps before test day.After Approval
Find out what counselors need to do before, during, and after administering exams to students with approved accommodations.Administering Exams