How to Get Extended Time on SAT

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How to Get Extended Time on SAT Easily

Learners with documented learning disabilities may qualify for extended time on the SAT. The option for an extended time is different from student to student and is dependent on the type and severity of their disability.

Getting approval for extended time on the SAT by yourself can be challenging. However, DoNotPay can help you with this quickly. DoNotPay can also assist you in getting extra time when taking:

No matter what your condition is, it should not keep you from achieving the best possible test results. Aside from time extensions, we can also guide you on ADHD accommodations.

Read along for more information if you are a learner, a parent, or an educator interested in learning .

Who Qualifies for Extended Time on the SAT?

The following are the top requirements for students to :

  • The student must have a documented disability that impacts their ability to take the SAT. The documentation should prove that the extended time will help them improve their performance. The documentation should include proof of disability from a certified doctor or therapist.
  • The student must have established an Individualized Education Plan or a 504 plan with their learning institution.
  • All forms (i.e., the teacher survey form, the parent consent form, and the request for temporary conditions form) must be filled out and submitted.
  • Above all, your request for the SAT accommodations must be approved by the Services for Students with Disabilities.

Types of Extended Time on the SAT

Students are given three options to choose from when requesting a time extension for the SAT:

1. Time and a Half

This is the most common option for qualified students. Selecting this option means that the student wishes the examination time to be increased by 50%. When working with this option, students will take four and a half hours to take the SAT without the optional essay, and 5 hours 45 minutes to take the SAT with the optional essay.

2. Double Time

This option gives students a 100%-time extension on the SAT. Students will take 6 hours to complete the SAT without an essay and 7 hours 40 minutes to complete the SAT with an essay.

3. 150% Extra time

Rarely will students get 150% additional time on the SAT. This means they will complete the SAT without an essay in 7 hours 30 minutes and take 9 hours 35 minutes to complete the SAT with an essay.

It is important to note that the actual time may be longer due to breaks and time with instructors.

To send any further inquiries with regard to time extensions and other testing accommodations, you may contact the College Board directly through:

College Board Contact FormSend a Message
Phone Number for Students with Disabilities844-255-7728
SAT Accommodations FAQ PageFAQ or Help Center

How to Get Extended Time for the SAT by Yourself

As a rule of thumb, you should always start the application process early. It is worth noting that a lot of time and planning goes into the SAT accommodations, so it is crucial to begin the application process as soon as possible. Follow these steps to apply for SAT accommodations:

  1. Check the calendar of SAT dates on your testing company's website and select when you wish to take the test.
  2. Sign the parent consent form for your child and hand it over to the employee you are working with.
  3. Request the staff member you are working with to apply for the SAT accommodations online through the SSD website.
  4. You can still make the application by yourself without involving the testing company. Note that you will have to gather the documentation by yourself and fill out all required forms.
  5. Once you get your approval letter, look for the SSD number. You will use this number when making an online application for the SAT exam. This will ensure the requested accommodations are offered on the test day.

How You Can Use DoNotPay to Get Extended Time on the SAT

As mentioned, making an application to get extended time on the SAT can be a complicated process. It is also tedious because a lot of documentation is involved. The good news, nevertheless, is that DoNotPay can help.

DoNotPay will send a demand letter to your testing company, providing any requested information and evidence to request appropriate accommodations for you. Let us take care of this while you focus on preparing for your exams, with the confidence that your accommodations will give you a level playing field.

Here is how to get started with DoNotPay:

  1. Search for testing accommodations on DoNotPay.

  2. Start our Request My Testing Accommodation product by telling us which test you intend to take.

  3. Answer some questions about your specific disability and testing plans.

And that's it! DoNotPay will write a letter to the company administering your exam laying out the case for your accommodation request both with respect to that company's internal policies and relevant disability law. You should receive a response soon!

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