The SSD coordinator opens a request in SSD Online.
The SSD coordinator enters contact information, requested accommodations, information about the student’s disability, and information about any formal accommodations plan. In most cases, if the student is requesting the same accommodations used in an IEP, 504, or other formal, school-based plan, then no additional information is needed.
SSD Online indicates whether documentation is needed.
If documentation is needed, the SSD coordinator assembles and checks the documentation against SSD guidelines, then submits it through SSD Online.
The SSD coordinator can read the decision in SSD Online. The student usually receives notice via postal mail. If you need a copy of your decision letter, contact SSD Customer Service.
If accommodations are approved, the decision letter also has an eligibility letter with test-by-test details. The decision and eligibility letters include the student's eligibility code, which is needed for SAT registration.
Yes, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and doctor's notes are usually not sufficient by themselves. Each request must be supported by documentation, including appropriate academic and diagnostic test scores.
That depends on whether the request is being submitted through the school and whether the student has already been approved for the same accommodation for school and state tests. Once all documentation is received, a new request may take up to seven weeks. For that reason, we recommend requesting accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or October SAT in the spring of the previous year—well before summer recess.