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Requesting Accommodations from College Board for SAT and AP Testing

If your child has a documented disability and needs accommodations to take a College Board test, the instructional vice principal’s office can work with you to request those accommodations from the College Board.  Once approved by the College Board, accommodations can be used to take the SAT, SAT subject tests, PSAT, and AP exams.  

The approval process can take up to seven weeks, so it is important that we start early.  Please reach out to the IVP office at lorcutt@seq.org or call at 650 322 5311 ext. 50113.  

Keep in mind that students who use accommodations in school, have an individualized Education Program (IEP), or a 504 plan are not automatically qualified for the College Board testing accommodations.  Students must request accommodations from the College Board in order to receive accommodations on either the SAT, PSAT, or AP exams.   Families can also visit the College Board website at https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/ssd-online for more information.  

Menlo-Atherton offers the following tests throughout the year:

PSAT in October:  This year, if allowed and capable, M-A will administer the PSAT to juniors only.   If your student does not already have approved accommodations from the College Board, you will need to apply for those accommodations through the College Board by August 30th.  Please contact the IVP office at the email address listed above for assistance. 

AP Testing in May: If your child is planning on taking an AP test this year and needs accommodations approved by the college board, please contact the IVP office as soon as possible.

SAT testing occurs throughout the year at various local sites:  Typically students take the SAT in the spring of their junior year and/or the fall of senior year.  Some students choose to take the SAT subject tests at the end of their sophomore or junior school year.  M-A only organizes SAT testing for students who need accommodations and request to have the test taken at M-A through the College Board.  Again, if accommodations are needed, please contact the IVP office.  

***Please note the ACT also requires accommodation requests through a separate process***

For more information about testing accommodations or to inquire about the process please contact Lorry Orcutt, assistant to the IVP office, at lorcutt@seq.org or call at 650 322 5311 ext. 50113.