Central High School's AP Policy

Thanks for signing up to take your AP Exam! Studies show that just by sitting for the exam students are more likely to graduate from college in four years regardless of their score. It also may be the least expensive college credit you ever earn! Here are some really important things to remember:

  • You can cancel your exam for a full refund before November 15th. After November 15th, there is a $40 unused exam fee that will come out of your refund. Students who do not show up for their exam will be charged the unused exam fee. 
  • There are alternate test dates available if you are not able to attend the first exam date. Depending on the reason for the alternate test date, there may be an additional $40 fee. If you feel like you may need an alternate test date please let Liza Hines in counseling know ASAP. 
  • If you believe you may qualify for testing accommodations please inform your teacher and Liza Hines ASAP. 
  • Some exams are given at WCCC. The school will be in communciation with you about the time and location of your exam. Students are responsible for transportation. 


Please be aware of the AP exam policies and rules set forth by this school and the College Board:

  • No students will be allowed admittance to exam rooms once exam has started.
  • During scheduled or unscheduled breaks during exams, students are not allowed to consult textbooks, notes, or ask questions to teachers or other students. Do not use electronic or communication devices during breaks.
  • Do not leave the building during the exam.


  • Two sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet. (Students outside the U.S.: bring HB or No. 2 pencils.)
  • Two pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • A watch that does not have internet access, does not beep, and does not have an alarm.
  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you’re taking the AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or Statistics Exams. Visit apstudents.org/courses to find the calculator policy for your subject. For a list of approved graphing calculators, visit apstudents.org/calculators.
  • A ruler or straightedge only if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.
  • If you don’t attend the school where you’re taking the exam, you must bring a current government-issued or school-issued photo ID.
  • If you’ve been approved for testing accommodations, bring your SSD Student Accommodations Letter to verify your approval.


  • Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatches, or wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices—MP3 player, iPod, etc.—cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communication devices) are prohibited in the exam room and break areas. School-owned and -controlled digital recording devices are allowed only for the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams, and the AP Music Theory Exam.
  • Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, pencils that aren’t No. 2, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes, or colored pencils.
  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture only, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Computers or calculators as previously noted.
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
  • Ear plugs.
  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information.
  • Food or drink.
  • Clipboards.

You can view the College Board’s complete policy at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-policies/exam-day-policies.

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