Services for Students with Disabilities
Ensuring Accommodations on College Board Exams
Are You Requesting the Right Accommodation?
Students who show that their disabilities affect participation in a College Board exam are eligible to take those exams with accommodations. All accommodations must be approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).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—you don’t have to make a new request::
- SAT and SAT Subject Tests
- PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
- AP Exams
Note that other College Board exams, such as the PSAT 8/9, CLEP exams, and ACCUPLACER, have different accommodations policies.Accommodations for Other Exams
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
The student’s disability and need for specific accommodations should be documented. Documentation 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