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Application Process

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SSD Online Disabilities Accommodation Management System

Save time, paper, and important student information when you submit and manage accommodation requests through our new online system. Learn more.

Accommodations, documentation guidelines, and after a decision is made

A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests (SAT®, AP®, or PSAT/NMSQT®). Most students seeking accommodations on College Board tests work with their school officials to ensure that the disability documentation required by the College Board eligibility guidelines is complete and substantiates the need for the accommodations being requested. When a student's school annually verifies that he or she continues to receive these accommodations on school tests, the student will not need to reapply for accommodations.

To request accommodations, a student must submit a request to the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).  Schools can submit requests for their students electronically by using the College Board’s SSD Online Disabilities Accommodation Management System.  If students are requesting accommodations without the assistance of their school, they can submit a paper Student Eligibility Form. For further instructions on how to request accommodations, see Applying for Accommodations.

Eligibility process

The College Board may ask to to review supporting disability documentation.  Documentation should meet the College Board's Documentation Guidelines. Because the review process is thorough, it takes about seven weeks from the receipt of all documentation for the College Board to make a determination. Students and schools are encouraged to forward requests for accommodations early. See Important SSD Dates for specific timeframes and Applying for Accommodations for more detailed information on how to request accommodations.

After the decision

When the College Board determines the eligibility of a student for accommodations, he or she and the school will receive an Eligibility Letter. In it, the student is assigned an SSD Eligibility Code that he or she is to use when communicating with the College Board and when registering for tests, including online registration for the SAT.

Most schools have SSD Coordinators, who help students during the eligibility process and help administer College Board tests with accommodations. SSD Coordinators should periodically consult SSD Online to verify their students with approved accommodations are accurately reflected on the roster.

Customized Entry Pages

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Now you can request accommodations online.

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Sign in to SSD Online Disabilities Accommodation Management System.

Contact

  • 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: ssd@info.collegeboard.org
  • 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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