Request Exam Accommodations

You can work with your school’s SSD coordinator to request accommodations for taking your AP Exams.

If you have a documented disability that affects how you test, you may be eligible for accommodations on the AP Exams such as:

  • Braille format exams
  • Extended time
  • Large-type exams
  • Assistive technology–compatible (ATC) format exams
  • Large-block answer sheets
  • Permission to use a braille device, computer, or magnifying device
  • A reader to dictate questions
  • A writer to record responses
  • A written copy of oral instructions

In order to receive accommodations, you or your school’s SSD coordinator must request them from College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office.

Instructions

Determine if you’re eligible.

If you already receive accommodations at your school, you are likely eligible. In general, any documented disability that affects how you test may qualify you for accommodations.

Ask your school to request accommodations for you.

Your school’s SSD coordinator will be able to place the request for you via our online portal. You are your own best advocate for ensuring that you receive the testing accommodations you need. Discuss your needs with your SSD coordinator as early as possible before the deadline and be sure to confirm with them that everything has been submitted. They’ll be able to alert you when your request is approved.

To submit a request without your school’s involvement, families must request a paper Student Eligibility Form from their counselor or SSD.

Gather documentation, if requested.

The online system will alert your SSD coordinator to what documentation is needed to process your request, if any.

Monitor your status.

Your SSD coordinator will alert you when your request is approved.

Bring verification of your accommodations to the exam.

If you have an approved exam accommodation, be sure to bring your SSD Eligibility Letter from College Board with you to every exam.

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