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.