Special exam formats or materials are available to order for students with disabilities who have received approval or expect to receive approval for testing accommodations from College Board. Accommodations that require special exam formats or materials may include ATC format, braille or large-type exams, and large-block answer sheets.
You should indicate all approved or expected special exam formats or materials for each student with an applicable approved or expected accommodation before submitting your exam order. You’ll be able to update an existing exam order for a student whose accommodations approval status changes after the November 13 ordering deadline without an additional fee. However, if you add a new exam order for a student after the November 13 ordering deadline, the late order fee would apply.
Please keep in mind:
- College Board must approve the students’ eligibility forms.
- Schools manage accommodations requests using SSD Online.
- Consult with the SSD coordinator to ensure that you are ordering sufficient master CDs for students needing extended time because these students will need to test in a separate room.
All requests for accommodations and, when required, complete documentation must be submitted through SSD Online by January 15, 2021.
SSD Online is a separate system from AP Registration and Ordering. Submitting requests for accommodations and submitting your exam order are two different processes. Requests for accommodations are not submitted through AP Registration and Ordering.
Go to SSD Online for more information about submitting, tracking, and managing requests for accommodations.
To learn more about ordering special format exams, refer to the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1. For administering exams to students with accommodations, refer to the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 or the AP SSD Guidelines, which will be available by early 2021.
- FRI, NOV 13, 2020, 11:59 PM ET
Final Ordering DeadlineThis is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order in AP Registration and Ordering for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections.
- FRI, JAN 15, 2021
Deadline to Request Accommodations for AP ExamsBy this date, all requests for accommodations and, when required, complete documentation must be submitted through SSD Online.
- FRI, MAR 12, 11:59 PM ET
Deadline: Spring Course Orders and Fall Order ChangesThis is the deadline to order exams for AP courses that begin after November 13 and to make any known changes to your fall order.
AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 1 2020-21
This manual provides detailed information about everything AP coordinators need to do from the start of the school year through the November 13 exam ordering deadline.
AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 2 2020-21
Updated May 2021
This manual provides detailed information about this year’s paper and pencil AP Exams, including exam administration policies and procedures and post-exam tasks. Note: The May update is a clarification to the packing list information on p.90.