The most efficient way to request accommodations is for students to work with their school to submit a request through SSD Online. However, families can submit a request without their school by submitting a paper Student Eligibility form directly to the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Simply print out the Student Eligibility Form (.pdf/148KB), complete it, and fax or mail it with supporting documentation to SSD.
Start early: SSD reviews every paper request and its accompanying documentation thoroughly, so processing can take up to seven weeks from receipt of complete information.
Important: When a Student Eligibility is submitted, documentation of the student’s disability and need for accommodations must be provided for the College Board’s review. This Student Eligibility Form is a request for accommodations for the identified College Board tests. It is not a test registration form.
For questions, or if you are unable to print out a form, contact SSD, and a paper Student Eligibility form will be mailed to you.
Take Advantage of SSD Online
SSD Online is the best way to get College Board approval for testing accommodations. Students and Parents: Work with your school to submit a request online. Learn more about SSD Online.
Before submitting a requesting request, get some tips for requesting accommodations.
When to Use This Form
For help deciding whether a student should request accommodations from the College Board, go to Who Is Eligible?
SSD approves accommodations requests for these exams only:
- SAT Subject Tests
- PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
- AP Exams
When Not to Use This Form
Don’t use this form if you need to:
The Student Eligibility Form is intended to be used by home-schooled students and by families who wish to submit a request for accommodations without the involvement of their school.
However, the accommodations are most often requested by the student’s school through our SSD Online System (College Board’s SSD Online Disability Accommodations Management System). Families are encouraged to work with their school’s SSD Coordinator as this will result in the most efficient processing of the accommodations request.
Schools Unable to Access SSD Online
The College Board is aware that there is a small population of schools that will be unable to access SSD Online. In these cases, the school should contact SSD to determine if they should use this form to submit requests for accommodations.
When the Student Eligibility Form is completed by a school official, the parent/guardian signature on the first page authorizes the school to:
- Release to the College Board student records that document the existence of a disability and need for testing accommodations
- Provide any additional information requested by the College Board to support the student’s eligibility for testing accommodations
- Discuss these records with the College Board
- Allow College Board to receive and review these documents
If the student is under 18, “I” in the Student Authorization means the parent or guardian is providing authorization on behalf of the student.
Visit the Calendar for specific test dates and the associated deadlines for completing accommodation requests. Once determined complete, it generally takes at least seven weeks for the student’s disability documentation to be reviewed. To ensure that a determination on your accommodation request is made in time for the test you intend to take, the complete documentation should be submitted to the College Board by the submission deadline.