Oceanside High School's AP Policy

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.

Exam Conflicts:

  • Two exams at the same time – late testing is available for no additional fee
  • Sports conflict – It is your responsibility to check with your coach to determine if you will need to take any AP tests on an alternate date. College Board charges an additional $45.00 for each alternate exam due to sports conflicts.

Exam Times:

  • A.M. Exams:   7:30 am check-in         Exam Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • P.M. Exams:    12:15 pm check-in      Exam Time: 12:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Students are released from testing all at the same time based on College Board regulations. Please do not schedule anything that would require your student to get out earlier than 4:45pm if they have an afternoon test.


    • No. 2 pencils (no mechanical )for multiple-choice answer sheet
    • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams
    • Government-issued or school-issued photo I.D.
    • Calculators - If you are allowed to use a calculator on your AP Exam, review the College Board’s calculator policies to make sure you bring an acceptable calculator for your particular exam.


    • Electronic equipment or communication devices, like cell phones, smartphones, tablets or anything else that can access the internet
    • Cameras or other photographic equipment
    • Watches that beep or have an alarm (or smart watches)
    • No food or drink in the exam room, including bottled water

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


During the break between Sections I and II of your AP Exam, or during any other unscheduled breaks, you are not allowed to consult textbooks, notes, teachers or other students; and you may not use any electronic or communication devices, like your cell phone, for any reason.

Also, you may not leave the building at any time during the exam administration, including during a scheduled break. Remember, whether it is during breaks or after the exam, you must not communicate anything to anyone, including your classmates and your teachers, about the multiple choice questions that appeared on your AP Exam.

Discussing Exam Questions

Do not email, text, post, or in any other way circulate AP Exam information through any kind of social media, or your AP Exam score may be canceled and you could also be banned from taking future AP Exams. Also, you may talk about the free-response questions from the regularly scheduled exam two days after the exam and only if your particular free-response questions have been posted to the College Board website. The AP Exam is intended to be a fair assessment of your academic ability. Sharing exam information in any unauthorized way compromises the integrity of the exam for all AP students, and for the colleges and universities that grant credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores.


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