Students who have a current IEP, 504, or General Ed-plan with testing accommodations should confirm they qualify for accommodations. Only students who have been pre-approved by the College Board are eligible for extended time and other testing accommodations.
If you would like to apply for special accommodations on College Board Exams (PSAT, SAT, AP), Tamalpais Union High School District has implemented a specific process for families to follow. The College Board is independent of Tamalpais Union High School District, and it is the responsibility of the family to submit a request for accommodations to the College Board. Families are responsible for completing and submitting the required documentation to the College Board.
The Tam District does not submit accommodation requests on behalf of the student. Because the College Board is independent of Tamalpais Union High School District, it is the family's responsibility to submit a request for accommodations to the College Board. If you would like to apply for special accommodations on College Board Exams, i.e., SAT, PSAT, Advanced Placement Exams, Tamalpais District has implemented a specific process for families to follow.
Families are responsible for completing and submitting the required documentation to the College Board. Please review the District's process and thoroughly review the College Board deadlines at https://www.tamdistrict.org/Page/12444.
Eligibility & Approval Process
Students and families should contact the College Board directly for any information on the accommodation approval process. Please find resources and general information below. The approval process can take up to seven weeks, so please start this process early.
- Who is Eligible?
For College Board requirements for accommodations eligibility, click here. In general, students approved by SSD for College Board testing accommodations meet the criteria discussed below:
- Student has a documented disability
- Participation in a College Board Exam is Impacted
- Requested Accommodation is Needed
- Accommodation is Received on School Tests
- How does a student/family submit a request for testing accommodations?
- Visit the College Board Calendarfor specific test dates and the associated deadlines.
- Complete the Student Eligibility Form(Click HERE for directions)
Tam High’s College Board High School Code: 051975
Mail or fax the completed form with required documentation of the student's disability and need for accommodations to the College Board SSD Program.
Submittal of these forms is the responsibility of the family, and are not submitted by the Tamalpais Union High School District.
College Board SSD Program
P.O. Box 7504
London, KY 40742-7504
- Compile the required documentation of student's disability and need for accommodations.
Processing of your testing accommodation request will not begin until the College Board has received all necessary documentation.
See the Disability Documentation Guidelines for the student's particular disability.
See the Accommodation Documentation Guidelines for the specific accommodations requested.
**For additional information, please visit the College Board website Documentation Information Page.
- How will the student/family be notified if the request was approved?
Most students are mailed a decision letter explaining the approved accommodations or the reasons for denial.
What if the request is denied?
Testing Accommodations requests are sometimes not fully approved, usually due to more information being needed, documentation does not support the requested accommodations, or the request has been partially approved. Review the decision letter from College Board and take the appropriate next steps.