It is worthwhile to note that the ACT grants accommodations to just over 90 percent of applicants, while the SAT grants 85 percent of their applicants' accommodations.
And do not hesitate to request accommodations, if needed. Details about your test accommodations will not be shared with university admissions staff.
For the SAT, all accommodations must be approved by the College Board before you register for your preferred test date. If you are seeking an accommodation, you should start the application process early. It can take up to 7 weeks for the accommodations to be approved. For example, if you are taking the SAT in January 2017, you should start the application process soon after beginning classes in the Fall. To qualify, the student must have documentation regarding the following:
- the student’s disability
- the degree to which the student’s activities are affected
- the need for the specific accommodations requested.
The ACT announced on May 24, 2016 that they’ve made improvements to their accommodations system to make it easier and faster to apply. The changes were to take place June 2016. ACT plans to send answers to accommodation requests 10 days sooner, on average, than what was possible with their old system.