If a student has a documented disability, they may be eligible for accommodations on the AP Exams such as:
- Extended time
- Large-type exams
- Large-block answer sheets
- Permission to use a braille device, computer, or magnifying device
- Assistive Technology Compatible (ATC) format
- A reader to dictate questions
- A writer to record responses
- A written copy of oral instructions; as well as other accommodations
Students work with the school’s SSD coordinator to apply for accommodations before the AP Exam administration. The SSD coordinator requests and manages the accommodations online.
- Information about requesting accommodations online is available through College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
- AP-specific information is available under the Administering Exams section of the website.
To learn more about procedures and policies for administering exams to students with accommodations, refer to the AP Coordinator’s Manual and the AP SSD Guidelines.
Reminder: Accommodations Request Lead Time
It takes approximately seven weeks from the receipt of all necessary documentation for the College Board to determine a student’s eligibility for accommodations.
- Submit SSD requests by Feb. 22 to ensure that a decision is made by the April 19 final ordering deadline.