Students Testing with Accommodations

Accommodations Request Deadline for 2024 AP Exams is January 18, 2024

Update for 2024 AP Exams: There are updates to how you’ll access and generate the Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) this year. Learn more.

Special exam formats or materials are available to order for students with documented disabilities who have received approval or expect to receive approval for testing accommodations from College Board. Accommodations that require special exam formats or materials may include ATC format, braille or large-print exams, and large-block answer sheets.

Indicate all approved or expected special exam formats or materials for each student with an applicable approved or expected accommodation before submitting your exam order. You’ll be able to update an existing exam order for a student whose accommodations approval status changes after the November 15 ordering deadline without an additional fee. However, if you add a new exam order for a student after the November 15 ordering deadline, the late order fee would apply. 

Work with the SSD coordinator at your school to identify all students with approved or expected accommodations and confirm what the students’ accommodations are.

Please keep in mind:

  • College Board must approve the students’ eligibility forms.
  • Schools manage accommodations requests using SSD Online.
  • Consult with the SSD coordinator to ensure that you are ordering sufficient master CDs for students needing extended time because these students will need to test in a separate room.

All requests for accommodations and, when required, complete documentation must be submitted through SSD Online by January 18, 2024.


Important: Exam materials don’t ship automatically based on accommodations approval—they must be included in the exam order. Special format exam materials will be shipped only if the AP coordinator has indicated this in AP Registration and Ordering and submitted the information as part of the exam order.


SSD Online is a separate system from AP Registration and Ordering. Submitting requests for accommodations and submitting your exam order are two different processes. Requests for accommodations are not submitted through AP Registration and Ordering.

Go to SSD Online for more information about submitting, tracking, and managing requests for accommodations.

To learn more about ordering special format exams, refer to the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1. Details about administering exams to students with accommodations will be in the  AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 and the  AP SSD Guidelines.

Key Dates

Wed, Nov 15, 2023

11:59 PM ET

Final Ordering Deadline

This is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections in AP Registration and Ordering.

Thu, Jan 18, 2024

11:59 PM ET

Deadline to Request Accommodations for AP Exams

By this date, all requests for accommodations and, when required, complete documentation must be submitted through SSD Online.

Fri, Mar 15, 2024

11:59 PM ET

Ordering Deadline for Spring Courses and to Change Fall Exam Orders

This is the exam ordering deadline for AP courses that begin after November 15—that is, second-semester, trimester, or block schedule courses—as well as the deadline to make changes to fall orders in AP Registration and Ordering.