McNeil High School's AP Policy

Congratulations on registering for your AP Exam(s)!

Please note that attendance is mandatory in order to take an AP Exam and you must be on time.  To preserve exam security, an AP Exam may only be administered on its scheduled date, at the set time.  Early testing is not permitted under any circumstances.  On the test date, you must arrive by 7:30 a.m. for the morning administration and 11:30 a.m. for the afternoon administration.

Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended; do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the exam.  If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP Exam obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.

Get a good night’s rest before your exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast.  Please remember food and drinks are not allowed in the exam room.

You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and McNeil High School during the exam period.  Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.

Please review the 2015-16 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents that you will receive from your AP teacher.


What to Bring to the Exam Room

●     Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.

●     Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.

●     Sweater in case the exam room temperature is below your comfort level.

●     Your six-digit school code if you are testing at a school different from the one you attend regularly.  Home-schooled students will be provided with their state or country's home-school code at the time of the exam.

●     A watch that does not beep or have an alarm (in case your exam room does not have a clock that you can see easily).

●     Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exams. Visit to find the calculator policy for your subject. For a list of approved graphing calculators, visit

●     A ruler straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam (Protractors are NOT allowed).

●     Your AP Student Pack and a government-issued or school-issued photo ID if you do not attend the school where you are taking the exam.

●     If applicable, your College Board SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for a testing accommodation.


What NOT to Bring to the Exam Room

●     Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, laptop, tablet 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.

●     Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes or colored pencils.

●     Scratch paper

●     Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smart watches

●     Computers

●     Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions

●     Clothing with subject-related information

●     Food or drink


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, while you are able to talk about the free-response questions from the regularly scheduled exam, you can only do so after two days and 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 

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