Registering with Accommodations

If you need test accommodations for the digital SAT or PSAT, you must get College Board approval.

Important Notes:

  • Some accommodations may be administered differently on digital tests than on paper and pencil tests. For example, instead of a human reader, you may need a screen reader. Go to Using Accommodations on Digital Tests to see how your accommodations will be given on digital tests.
  • If you need to change your accommodations, contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) as soon as possible but no later than 5 days before test day. Please note that accommodations cannot be added or waived on test day.


  1. Apply for accommodations.

    The Accommodations website has information about eligibility and how to apply. It can take up to seven weeks for accommodations to be approved, so start the process as early as possible.
  2. Register for the SAT with accommodations.

    Once you're approved for accommodations, during registration, you'll need to confirm whether you want to use your accommodation(s) for the SAT.
  3. Learn how your accommodations will be provided on the digital SAT and PSAT.

    Make sure you understand how your accommodations will be given on the digital SAT and PSAT. See Using Accommodations on Digital Tests for more information.
  4. Ensure that your accommodations are listed on your admission ticket.

    If they're not, call Services for Students with Disabilities at 212-713-8333 as soon as possible once your admission ticket appears in the Bluebook™ app.


The registration deadline is coming up, and I haven't been approved for accommodations yet. What should I do?

Register as a standard test taker. If your accommodations are approved, contact SSD to see if they can be added to your registration. Check and print your updated admission ticket online prior to test day. If the accommodations are not approved by five days before the test, you may want to consider changing your registration to a later test date.

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Do I still need to apply for accommodations if I've been approved before?

No. If College Board approved you to take the PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams with accommodations, you don't need to apply again. But some accommodations are administered differently on digital tests, so ask your SSD coordinator or school counselor if you need to request any additional accommodations.

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