Info for AP test
Report to the testing area on time (7:30am/11:30am). This is 30 minutes prior to the start of the test. This is required for check-in purposes. The schedules are set based on the assumption that everyone is where they are supposed to be at the time they are supposed to be there.
Pay careful attention to directions on the registration form and directions given by the test administrators. They must make a formal report of any case involving students not following procedures. (Do NOT use an unapproved device, do NOT work on the wrong section of the test, etc.)
Remember that all talking is forbidden during the test. If an administrator sees a student talking during the test, he/she must report it. Do not put yourself at risk for having your score canceled.
Make sure you get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy meal!
Please make sure you use the restroom prior to entering the testing site!
What Students Can Bring
- Confirmation Sheet from Total Registration site
- Picture ID
- Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, for all responses on the multiple-choice answer sheet. (Students outside the U.S.: bring HB or No. 2 pencils.)
- 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 for the AP® Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics exams. Visit our Calculator Policy page to find the calculator policy for each subject and a list of approved graphing calculators.
- A ruler or straightedge for taking the AP Physics exam. Protractors are not allowed.
What Students Cannot Bring
- Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, laptop, table computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod®, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. School-owned handheld recording devices are allowed only for the AP world language and culture exams and the AP Music Theory Exam.
- Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes, or colored pencils (unless highlighters or colored pencils have been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam date).
- Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language, and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.
- Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.
- Computers (unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam).
- Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
- Clothing with subject-related information.
- Food or drink (unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam).