If a student has a documented disability, they may be eligible for accommodations on the AP Exams such as:
- Extended time
- Large-type exams
- Large-block answer sheets
- Permission to use a braille device, computer or magnifying device
- A reader to dictate questions
- A writer to record responses
- A written copy of oral instructions; as well as other accommodations
Students work with the school’s SSD coordinator to apply for accommodations before the AP Exam administration. The SSD coordinator requests and manages the accommodations online.
- Information about requesting accommodations online is available through College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
- AP-specific information is available under the Administering Exams section of the website.
Reminder: Accommodations Request Lead Time
It takes approximately seven weeks from the receipt of all necessary documentation for the College Board to determine a student’s eligibility for accommodations.
- Submit SSD requests by Feb. 23 to ensure that a decision is made by the April 20 final ordering deadline.
AP Program Guide 2017-18
AP Coordinator's Manual 2017-2018
This manual is the primary source of information for AP coordinators on nearly all aspects of the AP Program and the AP Exam administration.
AP SSD Guidelines 2017-18
Guidelines to help you administer AP Exams to students testing with accommodations.
Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2017-2018