If you have a documented disability, you may be eligible for accommodations when you take the SAT and other College Board tests. Some available accommodations are extended time, extra and extended breaks, and reading and seeing accommodations (for example, large-type test books or Braille test books).
Most Families Work with Their School
Students and parents: The best way to get College Board approval for testing with accommodations is to work with your school. Find out why working with your school is best.
College Board Approval Required
Accommodations must be approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities for students taking the SAT (as well as other College Board tests including, but not limited to, the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT Subject Tests, and AP Exams).
No One Qualifies Automatically
School accommodations are not the same thing as College Board accommodations. Scores will be cancelled if accommodations are used without College Board approval.
It can take up to 7 weeks for accommodations to be approved. If you plan to take the SAT in October, for instance, talk to your counselor to start the process in the spring of the previous school year — well before summer break. See the SSD calendar for all test dates and deadlines.
Have You Taken Other College Board Tests?
If the College Board has already approved you to take the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams with accommodations, you don’t need to make another request.
Register for the SAT with Accommodations
Once you’re approved for accommodations, you will receive a seven-digit SSD Eligibility Code. You’ll be asked to enter this code when you register for the SAT online. If you register by mail, include a copy of your SSD Eligibility Letter in the envelope with the SAT registration form.
Get Ready for Test Day
Check your Admission Ticket. If you've been approved for accommodations, they should be noted on the ticket. If they're not, call 212-713-8333 to ensure approved accommodations are added to your registration.
If your accommodations have not been approved as the SAT registration deadline nears, register as a standard test-taker and check your updated Admission Ticket after accommodations are approved.