Calculators Allowed at SAT Exam 2018

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An Acceptable Calculator

If you have a calculator with characters that are one inch or higher, or if your calculator has a raised display that might be visible to other test-takers, you will be seated at the discretion of the test supervisor. You are not required to clear the memory on your calculator.

Only battery-operated, handheld equipment can be used for testing. No power cords are allowed. Calculators permitted during testing include:

Calculators permitted while testing are as follows:

  • Graphing calculators.
  • Scientific calculators.
  • Four-function calculators (not recommended).


  • FX-6000 series
  • FX-6200 series
  • FX-6300 series
  • FX-6500 series
  • FX-7000 series
  • FX-7300 series
  • FX-7400 series
  • FX-7500 series
  • FX-7700 series
  • FX-7800 series
  • FX-8000 series
  • FX-8500 series
  • FX-8700 series
  • FX-8800 series
  • FX-9700 series
  • FX-9750 series
  • FX-9860 series
  • CFX-9800 series
  • CFX-9850 series
  • CFX-9950 series
  • CFX-9970 series
  • FX 1.0 series
  • Algebra FX 2.0 series
  • FX-CG-10 (PRIZM)
  • FX-CG-20


  • HP-9G
  • HP-28 series
  • HP-38G
  • HP-39 series
  • HP-40 series
  • HP-48 series
  • HP-49 series
  • HP-50 series
  • HP Prime

Radio Shack

  • EC-4033
  • EC-4034
  • EC-4037


  • EL-5200
  • EL-9200 series
  • EL-9300 series
  • EL-9600 series *
  • EL-9900 series

Texas Instruments

  • TI-73
  • TI-80
  • TI-81
  • TI-82
  • TI-83/TI-83 Plus
  • TI-83 Plus Silver
  • TI-84 Plus
  • TI-84 Plus Silver
  • TI-84 Plus C Silver
  • TI-85
  • TI-86
  • TI-89
  • TI-89 Titanium
  • TI-Nspire/TI-Nspire CX
  • TI-Nspire CAS/TI-Nspire CX CAS
  • TI-Nspire CM-C
  • TI-Nspire CAS CX-C


  • Datexx DS-883
  • Micronta
  • Smart2
  • * Please note that-stylus is not allowed.

Not Allowed as a Calculator

  • A laptop, portable or handheld computer.
  • Electronic writing pad or pen-input/stylus-driven device (e. g. Palm, PDAs, Casio ClassPad 300) Note: The Sharp EL-9600 may be used without the stylus.
  • Pocket organizer.
  • Cell phone calculator.
  • Calculator that has QWERTY (keyboard-like) keypad (e. g. TI-92 Plus, Voyage 200)
  • Calculator that uses an electrical outlet, makes noise or has a paper tape.
  • Hardware peripherals like stylus with an approved calculator is not permitted.
  • Some models with touch-screen capability are not permitted (e. g. Casio ClassPad).

General Calculator Policy

  • Acceptable calculators are allowed for mathematics questions only. Sharing of Calculators is not allowed.
  • You will be dismissed and your scores canceled if you use your calculator to share information during the test, or to remove test questions or answers from the test room.