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Temporary Medical Condition

What to do if a student has a temporary need for accommodations

Temporary medical or physical conditions, such as a broken arm, are not disabilities.*  Students with only temporary conditions are ineligible for accommodations under the College Board's accommodation process. 

Do not request accommodations on SSD Online or submit a Student Eligibility Form if a student's need for accommodations is due to a temporary condition. In most cases if a student cannot take a test because of a temporary injury, the student should reregister for a later test date when the temporary condition has healed.

In certain circumstances, the College Board will provide some assistance for individuals with temporary physical conditions through its temporary accommodation process.  When appropriate documentation is provided, temporary accommodations may be available for the following tests:

  • Advanced Placement Program®
  • SAT Subject Tests™
  • SAT, for seniors only
  • PSAT/NMSQT® (limited accommodations available)

If a student has a temporary need for accommodations, and falls into one of the above categories, the student or school may submit a Temporary Accommodations Request Form. In rare circumstances, a physical condition may have effects that are not permanent but are substantial and longstanding (for example, longer than one year). A longstanding physical condition may be considered a disability and may be eligible for accommodations under the regular accommodations process. Contact the College Board at (609) 771-7137 for further information.

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  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
  • College Board SSD Program
  • P.O. Box 8060
  • Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864-0060
  • Phone: (609) 771-7137
  • FAX: (866) 360-0114
  • TTY: (609) 882-4118
  • Email:
  • Phones are available between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. You may also contact PSAT/NMSQT, SAT or AP for specific information about each program.

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