Students with Disabilities
The steps to receive test accommodations
If you have a documented disability, you may be eligible for accommodations on SAT Program tests. Visit our Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) site for information about accommodations, the request process, and required documentation. If you’ve already been approved by SSD to take the PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exams with accommodations, you don’t need to submit a second request.
To receive test accommodations, you need to:
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. Documentation of the student’s disability and need for specific accommodations is always required and must sometimes be submitted for College Board review. Visit the SSD site for information about the approval process.
Learn about taking the SAT with accommodations
Deadlines for accommodations requests are earlier than SAT registration deadlines. If you plan on taking the SAT in October, for instance, it’s best to begin the process in the spring of the previous school year — well before summer recess. Learn more about Taking the SAT with Accommodations on our SSD page, and view the Calendar for all test dates and deadlines for completing SSD accommodations requests.
Register for the SAT with accommodations
All students who request accommodations are assigned a seven-digit SSD Eligibility Code. This number is printed on the student’s decision and eligibility letters. SSD Coordinators can find this number by looking on their SSD Online dashboard.
If registering for the SAT online, enter your SSD Eligibility Code when prompted. If registering by mail, include a copy of your SSD Eligibility Letter in the envelope with your SAT registration form.
Check your SAT admission ticket. If you've been approved for accommodations, they should be noted. If they're not, call SSD at 212-713-8333 to ensure approved accommodations are added to your pending registration.
If your accommodations have not been approved yet, you must register as a standard test-taker. Once your accommodations are approved, check your Admission Ticket online or call 212-713-8333 to confirm that your registration has been updated to reflect the accommodations.
For further information, ask your counselor or visit our Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) site.