What students should not bring to the AP exam testing room:
- Electronic equipment: (cell phone, smart phone, 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
- Unapproved aids: Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, notes or colored pencils*
- Rulers, straightedges and protractors (except students taking the AP Physics Exams)
- 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* (except as noted for students with disabilities) or calculators (except students taking the AP Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exams). Visit the most current lists of AP-approved graphing calculators on The College Board student site
- 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 date.
What students should bring to the AP exam testing 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.
- Your six-digit school code if you are testing at a school different from the one you regularly.
- A watch (in case your exam room does not have a clock that you can see easily).
- Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. (Visit www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams, and for a list of authorized calculators.)
- A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam. (Protractors are not allowed.)
- A government-issued or school-issued photo ID
- If applicable, your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for extended time or another testing accommodation.