Accommodations Handbook

Prescription Medication with Water

  • Students approved for the allowance of prescription medication(s) with water are permitted to keep their medication(s) with them at all times.
  • The family is responsible for providing any necessary medications for their student on test day for all computer-based and paper-based SSAT administrations.
  • Students may keep a bottle of water at or near their desk throughout testing.
  • Prescription medication(s) MUST be contained in an original prescription bottle and MUST be prescribed to the student by name. No unmarked prescriptions will be permitted to enter the testing room.
  • Medications MUST be self-administered as the test proctor will NOT be permitted to assist students in this way.
  • All pill-based medications require approval as an accommodation prior to registering for testing. If you have questions regarding your medication, please contact EMA directly at for assistance.


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If you have any questions or concerns about your family's ability to provide anything needed for your student to complete testing, please contact EMA immediately and well in advance of your scheduled test date.

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