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What Students Can Bring

  • Two sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
  • Two pens with black or dark blue ink only, for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • Their 6-digit school code. Homeschooled students will be provided with their state or country homeschool code at the time of the exam.
  • A watch that doesn't have internet access, doesn't beep, and doesn't have an alarm.
  • Up to two calculators of the appropriate type if they are taking an AP® Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. Instruct students to look at the Calculator Policy page and click on the link for their course for the specific calculator policy.
  • A ruler or straightedge, only if they are taking the AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.
  • The AP Student Pack. Students who do not attend the school where they are taking the exam must also bring a current government-issued or school-issued photo ID. (Additional ID may be requested by authorized test centers outside the U.S.)
  • If applicable, the College Board SSD Student Accommodations Letter, which verifies that the student has been approved for a testing accommodation such as braille or large-type exams.

What Students Cannot Bring

  • Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatches, or wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices—MP3 player, iPod®, etc.—cameras or photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communication devices) are prohibited in the exam room and break area. Note: School-owned digital recording devices are allowed only for the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams and the AP Music Theory Exam.
  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, notes, or mechanical or colored pencils
  • Protractors
  • Scratch paper
  • Computers
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions
  • Calculators (unless it’s an exam for AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics—instruct students to look at the Calculator Policy page and click on the link for their course for the specific calculator policy)
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm
  • Food or drink
  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information
  • Ear plugs
  • Clipboards