SAT Testing FAQs
- How do I apply for accommodations on the SAT?
- What is a SSD Number and why do I need it?
- I don't know my SSD Number. How do I receive accommodations on the SAT?
- The CollegeBoard didn't approve any or all of my requested accommodations. What can I do?
- Can I take the SAT and the Subject Test on the same day?
- Should I take the SAT or the SAT with Writing?
- Do my SAT/SAT Subject Test accommodations apply to AP Tests as well?
- I am approved for accommodations on all CollegeBoard tests. Do these accommodations apply to the ACT as well?
- SAT Testing Dates
The Learning Center processes your accommodations requests before your sophomore year.
What do we need to accomplish this? Updated paperwork. No paperwork = no accommodations. Make sure the Learning Center has the most recent copy of your paperwork. Email Ms. Harms or Ms. Marconi if you have updated paperwork, or simply bring a copy to the Learning Center.
After the CollegeBoard has approved your accommodations requests, they will assign you an SSD Number. Please keep this number for your records.
You will then use this number to create an account and sign up for a test online. You will not be able to access your approved accommodations without your SSD Number.
The LC Staff can send in an appeal. See Ms. Marconi if you would like to appeal an accommodations decision.
There are many reasons why the CollegeBoard denies a requested accommodation. Should you choose to appeal, you may need:
- Additional testing or paperwork explaining your need for the denied accommodation.
- Teacher evaluations.
- Reports that indicate difficulty with timed testing.
See Ms. Marconi for more information.
When you apply for accommodations through the CollegeBoard, you are applying for accommodations on all CollegeBoard tests. This means that if you are approved for 50% extended time, you will receive 50% extended time on all SATs, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams. Just remember that when you register for the SAT/SAT Subject Tests you will need your SSD Number.