How to Request Accommodations
How to request initial accommodations on College Board tests
SSD Coordinators can use SSD Online, the College Board’s online Disabilities Accommodation Management System, to electronically request accommodations for their students. If the student is requesting accommodations directly from the College Board (without the participation of their school) a paper Student Eligibility Form can be submitted by mail.
To start the process of requesting accommodations, a school should ensure that it has the following forms:
- SSD Coordinator Form (.pdf/64K). Requires Adobe Reader (latest version recommended). For school officials to assist students who wish to take College Board tests with accommodations, the school must have an SSD Coordinator Form (.pdf/64K) on file with the College Board. It need be submitted only once for each school, but it should be updated when SSD Coordinator contact information changes.
- School Testing Calendar (.pdf/388K) should be submitted annually by each school, to notify the College Board of the dates that they will be available to test their own students (school-based testing) for the SAT.
- Education Professional account and access number (for SSD Online requests only). SSD Coordinators who do not already have an account with the College Board can create one by going to www.collegeboard.com/profaccount and following the instructions for "Create an Account."
- See SSD Online Disabilities Accommodation Management System for more information about SSD Online.
Additionally, SSD Coordinators and parents need:
- Parent Consent Form (.pdf/204K) (for SSD Online requests only), or
- Student Eligibility Form (.pdf/608K) for each student who requests accommodations, and Instructions for Completing the Student Eligibility Form (.pdf/134K) (for paper form requests only).
Start the process early. Because the College Board process includes a thorough review of information on the request for accommodations, it takes five weeks from the point that the form information is complete (and, when the College Board needs to review the disability documentation, seven weeks from the point that the disability information is complete). See Important SSD Dates for specific deadlines.
How to submit a request for accommodations online
- School should ensure that it has a SSD Coordinator Form on file with the College Board, an Education Professional account, and a parental consent form signed by the parent/ and/or guardian ( or student, if over 18 years old).
- Go to www.collegeboard.com/profaccount and select "Disabilities Accommodation Mgmt" from the drop-down menu when you log in.
- Click “Submit Eligibility Form” in top right corner of dashboard. This will bring you to a new Eligibility Form to start a new request. Complete the questions, and submit the form electronically.
- If documentation is required, print out the cover sheet, and attach it to the requested documentation. Fax (or mail) the documents to the fax number on the form, for the College Board’s review.
- You will receive an email notifying you that a decision has been made. Check your dashboard to see the student’s status or to read the decision letter. Parents or students receive a letter by mail identifying the approved accommodations or explaining why accommodations were not approved.
- For more information about the submitting a request for accommodations online, view the tutorial.
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