To gain approval you need to verify that you have a documented disability or condition that impairs your ability to take the SAT.
Here is a list (not complete) of disabilities that are often accommodated.
— Autism Spectrum Disorders
— Communication Disorders
— Head Injuries
— Hearing Impairments
— Learning Disorders
— Physical/Medical Disabilities
— Psychiatric Disorders
— Tic Disorders/Tourette’s
— Visual Impairments
Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. For the fine print on College Board’s eligibility standards see their website.
Also note that limited English Proficiency is not considered a condition. If your student needs help with English reading comprehension please visit our Reading Skills page or our Reading skills classes page.
Also note that if you have a temporary condition that is impairing your ability to take the SAT- for example a broken write- it is possible to get accommodations, but it will be more difficult. Your odds increase if you are singed up for an AP exam and will not heal by the test date, or if you are a senior who hasn’t taken the SAT yet.
If this is you, then you will go through a different process. Instead of working with your school’s SSD you will have to submit a different form found here.