Dos and Don՚ts for AP Exam

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Exam Day: What to Bring

  • Sharpened pencils with the erasers for all responses on your MCQ answer sheet.
  • Black or dark blue ink pens for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • Your 6-digit school code if you are testing at a school. For the Home-schooled students, they will be provided with their state or country՚s home-school code at the time of the exam.
  • A watch in case, the exam room does not have a clock.
  • Student՚s Social Security number for the identification purposes though it is optional. If you provide your no. it will appear on your AP score report.
  • Original passport is required, In case of candidates appearing from outside USA.
  • Up to 2 AP-approved calculators with the desired capabilities if you are appearing for the AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics or Statistics Exams.
  • A ruler, only if you՚re taking an AP Physics Exam. However Protractors are not allowed in the exam.
  • A government-issued or school-issued photo ID and if you do not attend the school where you are taking the exam, your AP student pack is required.
  • If required, your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which helps in the verification that you have been approved for extended time or another testing accommodation.

What Not to Bring

  • Electronic equipments like cell phone, smart phone, tablet computer, etc, portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.) , cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that have the Internet facility, and any electronic or communication devices.
  • Unapproved aids like Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes or colored pencils.
  • Rulers, straightedges and protractors except as noted above:
  • 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 makes noise or have an alarm.
  • Computers or calculators except as quoted above. Visit the lists of AP-approved calculators.
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps and other typing instructions.
  • Subject related information clothing.
  • Food or beverages.

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