AP SAT ACT Accommodations for Type 1 Diabetics

and PSAT, NMSQT and Dual Credit

AP SAT ACT Accommodations for Type 1 Diabetics

Simplified & Summarized

AP  SAT  ACT Accommodations and Dual Credit classes for Type 1 Diabetic students requires some advance planning. Today our High School students weave in and out of standard High School classes. They merge into college classes that fall under the rules of post-secondary (college) education. And all those standardized college admission tests to apply for college also have different rules.

Post-secondary education is not covered by the Free Appropriate Public Education law that protects our Type 1 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Type 1 Diabetic students must self-advocate and seek accommodations on their own.

You need to know this if your student plans to pursue post-secondary education. 

The Differences
K-12th & College

AP SAT ACT Accommodations & Dual Credit

What does this mean?

It means that accommodations may need to be requested outside of the High School setting. Some of these accommodations will need to be initiated by the parent or student.  And they may take up to 6-8 weeks to obtain.  Whether parent of school initiated, the testing company will contact the existing school to confirm existing accommodations.

This is why an effective 504 Plan should already be in place in High School.

Check with your school!

Before you start this process, check with your school to see what role they play in helping you request your accommodations. Each school is different. Remember to allow extra time for the school's role in this process. out this on our NEW SAT page.


SAT simplifies accommodation process in 2017…if you have a 504 Plan.

Seeking accommodations under College Board just became easier.   Effective January 2017, they will accept the school's 504 Plan for testing accommodations since a school's 504 plan meets the same criteria the College Board uses to determine eligibility for accommodations.

You will still need to request accommodations through your school.
The process is just easier and faster with an existing 504 Plan in place. 

The College Board will now automatically accept accommodation requests of a student with an existing 504 Plan. This eliminates the seven week evaluation review process for students without 504 Plans in place. You must still go through your school to request accommodations – this just speeds up the approval process. Read more about this on our NEW SAT page.

For more information on the College Board process for 
SAT Accommodations – Visit our NEW SAT Page!

ACT Testing

Announced June 2016, there is a NEW easier accommodations process with ACT.  Parents will still need to initiate this process and then work with the school.  And as always, having your 504 Plan in place is essential.  ACT actually states that the students 504 testing accommodations need to be in place 4 months prior to requesting accommodations. And then…it may take 7-8 weeks to get ACT accommodations approved.  Plan and allow the appropriate amount of time to get accommodations approved.

To review the new simplified process, please visit the Type 1 To Go ACT Page.

Check out our ACT page for details
on how to request accommodations 
with Type 1 Diabetes. 

Dual Credit

Dual credit classes are usually offered in the High School setting through a local college. You will need to request for accommodations with the college by registering with their Student Disability Services. This is important to have in place prior to testing. Dual credit classes, although taken in High School, qualify as post-secondary education.

Some states have state legislation regarding “Limits on Dropped College Courses”. Verify with the college if this will apply to Dual Credit classes taken in High School in your state. Registering for accommodations with the Student Disability Services is a good test for students to understand how this department can assist students with Type 1 Diabetes in future college classes.

Type 1 To Go Tip: Register for accommodations with the Student Disability Services Office at the college.


Reference this simplified T1ToGo Tool
on SAT & ACT testing and
AP & Dual Credit classes!


Learn more about 504 Plans on 
our 504 Plan page!

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