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Quick Guide to Accommodations on the SAT 
for Students with Disabilities

Based on the questions we receive about accommodations on college boards (SATs), there is a great deal of confusion about how to obtain accommodations on the SAT. We decided there is a need for a quick guide to accommodations on the college boards (SATs). Our research editor, Sue Whitney, provided the information in this Quick Guide to Accommodations on the SAT.

The College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides a broad range of accommodations, such as Braille tests, large print, and extended time, to students who provide documentation of a disability. 

General information and FAQs about the process.

New! College Board Simplifies Request Process for Test Accommodations. Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT®, PSAT™10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT Subject Tests™, and AP® Exams.

Proof of Disability

Information about eligibility and proving that a child has a disability and needs accommodations flow from this page, "Services for students with disabilities".

In the left margin is a table of contents. In the center text os some articles, look at the items with a (+) next to it will open to additional information.


Examples of accommodations available on College Board tests.

Applying for accommodations on College Board Tests.

Accommodations must be needed: Requirements

Accommodations must be requested: Eligibility


Documentation required for an accommodations request.

In essence, to be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability.

This documentation should meet the seven College Board Documentation Criteria

Guidelines vary by disability. Link to a specific disability on the Disability Documentation Guidelines.

Accommodation Documentation Guidelines.

See the Calendar for Accommodation Request Deadlines.

Students with temporary medical conditions are sometimes eligible for temporary assistance.

College Board Accommodations Requests FAQs.

Denied Requests information will help you avoid mistakes.

Responsibilities of the School

Top Five Reasons to work with your school when submitting requests.

Completing the Student Eligibility Form. For School Instructions - expand the information on this page. Educator/School Access to SSD Online.

Find out What Happens After Approval.

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