AP Exams



On test day
What to bring What not to bring
  •  Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet.
  •  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. 
  •  Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  •  Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters,† notes or colored pencils.†
  •  Your six-digit school code. 
  •  Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.
  • A watch that does not beep or have an alarm (in case the exam room does not have a clock that can be easily seen).
  •  Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.
  •  Computers.†
  • A ruler or straightedge only if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.
  •  Reference guides, keyboard maps or other typing instructions.
  •  Your AP Student Pack.
  •  Clothing with subject-related information.
  •  Your Social Security number** for identification purposes (optional). If you provide your number, it may appear on your AP score report.
  •  Food or drink.†
  • If applicable, your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for a testing accommodation such as Braille or large-type exams.
  • † Unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam date.