SAT Testing FAQs

How do I apply for accommodations on the SAT?

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.

What is a SSD Number and why do I need it?

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.

I don't know my SSD Number. How do I receive accommodations on the SAT?

Call the CollegeBoard or email Ms. Marconi to ask for your SSD Number.

You will not be able to access your approved accommodations without your SSD Number.

The CollegeBoard didn't approve any or all of my requested accommodations. What can I do?

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:

  1. Additional testing or paperwork explaining your need for the denied accommodation.
  2. Teacher evaluations.
  3. Reports that indicate difficulty with timed testing.

See Ms. Marconi for more information.

Can I take the SAT and the Subject Test on the same day?

No. You must register for different testing dates.

Should I take the SAT or the SAT with Writing?

This is up to you. Talk to your College Counselor about what is best for your college application.

Do my SAT/SAT Subject Test accommodations apply to AP Tests as well?

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.

I am approved for accommodations on all CollegeBoard tests. Do these accommodations apply to the ACT as well?

No. The SAT is administered through the CollegeBoard, which is separate from the ACT. You must follow a separate application process for the ACT.

CollegeBoard tests include: the SAT with or without writing, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams. It does not include the ACT.

SAT Testing Dates

August 26, 2017

October 7, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017

March 10, 2018

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

Click here for a full list of SAT/SAT Subject Test testing dates.