What documentation is required for the accommodations request?
To be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests, a student must have a documented disability. The documentation should:
- Meet the seven College Board documentation Guidelines.
- Describe the functional limitation of the disability (see Functional Limitations for more information).
The documentation should be detailed. In most cases, test scores, including subtest scores, are needed. Doctor's notes and IEPs are not sufficient to substantiate a request for accommodations, and conclusive statements without supporting information are unhelpful. The documentation should show not only that the student is disabled, but that he or she requires the specific accommodation under request.
Be aware that the documentation guidelines apply regardless of whether a student submits documentation for review or whether the request is school-verified. When a school official submits a request for accommodations on SSD Online (or signs page 4 of the Student Eligibility Form), the school verifies that the documentation on file at the school meets College Board guidelines.
If the school is uncertain whether its documentation on file is sufficient, it should either:
- Work with the student to obtain additional documentation
- Indicate in the appropriate areas on SSD Online or on the Eligibility Form that it does not have documentation on file, and submit documentation for the College Board's review
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