SAT/ACT Accommodations Requests for Students Who Have Accommodations Approved on PCSD IEP/504 Plans
It is important to begin the application process early for applying for accommodations for standardized tests. Please see or contact Mrs. Anderson in the Counseling office to begin the process. Accommodation requests for ACT and SAT/AP/PSAT are handled very differently. Pittsford Mendon High School will help facilitate this process, however, the decision is solely made by the College Board or ACT and approval is not guaranteed.
College Board Accommodations (SAT/AP/PSAT): We recommend registering for test accommodations no later than the spring of sophomore year. If you need additional information, see the College Board link below.
Please note that:
- Families need to turn in a signed Consent form from the College Board to the counseling office (see link below)
- The approval process may take up to 8 weeks
- Once approved, the accommodations are in effect for all College Board tests (SAT/AP/PSAT) for the duration of a student's high school tenure
- MHS will help facilitate the process, however, the decision is solely made by the College Board and approval is not guaranteed even if a student currently receives testing accommodations at MHS
ACT accommodations are handled differently than through the College Board. ACT accommodation requests are made at the time of test registration.
Please note that:
- Families need to turn in a signed Consent form from ACT to the Counseling office (see link below)
- Students must register for the ACT and submit the Consent form and a copy of their ACT admission ticket to Counseling office one week prior to the regular ACT deadline (not the late registration deadline)
- Extended Time National Testing is for students whose only accommodation is 50% extended time. An accommodation request must be completed and turned in. Students with 50% extended time will test on the national test date
- Special "School Based" Testing is for students with other types of accommodations (100%/double time, use of a computer, etc.). Generally, students going through Special Testing will test at school the week following the national test date
- MHS will help facilitate the process, however, the decision is solely made by ACT and approval is not guaranteed even if a student currently receives test accommodations at MHS
Please contact Mrs. Anderson in the Counseling office if you have any questions.
(585) 267-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org