AP Testing

Preparation for AP Exams


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1-2 Weeks Prior to Exams

  1. Check in the Commons for exam location, what to bring/not to bring, a list of approved calculators for relevant exams.

  2. Make sure you have exam supplies (#2 pencils...not mechanical pencils, pens with either blue or black ink, AP approved calculator (Note: a limited supply will be available in the testing room but there won’t be enough for all.) 

Night before your exam

  1. Make sure to get plenty of rest! Set multiple alarms so you are sure to arrive on time if you are taking a morning exam. 

  2. Put all testing supplies (pencils, pens, calculators) into your backpack so you don’t leave home without them.

Morning of exam

  1. Make sure you eat a good breakfast; plan to leave a little early so you are sure to arrive with plenty of time if you have a morning exam.

  2. When you arrive at school, report to your designated testing room. 

  3. If you are taking an afternoon exam, you need to report to the designated testing room at 12:00 PM.


Morning exams will start at 7:30 AM and most afternoon exams will go until at least 3:00 PM or later...please make transportation arrangements accordingly.

Covid Safety Protocols

  • Masks are required for all testers and proctors.

  • Students will be seated 6 feet apart from each other.

  • Each testing location will have hand sanitizer available. You may also bring your own but it must be placed under your chair during the test.

  • Testing rooms/desks will be sanitized between exams.

  • Breaks for larger exams will be extended to allow for bathroom access during breaks.

Students who are not feeling well should NOT come on testing day. Students who miss their exam due to illness will be automatically signed up to take the next administration. 


What to Bring on Exam Day

  • 2 sharpened #2 pencils (with erasers)

  • 2 pens (black or blue ink only)

  • Up to two approved calculators with fresh batteries (only if you’re taking Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics or Statistics)

  • A ruler or straight edge (Physics)

  • List of AP approved graphing calculators


What NOT to Bring on Exam Day

  • Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatches, wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices - MP3 player, iPod, etc - cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, any other electronic or communication devices

  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes.

  • Mechanical pencils, No.3 pencils, or colored pencils

  • Rulers or straightedges (unless you’re taking the Physics exam)

  • Protractors

  • Scratch paper

  • Computers or calculators (except as previously noted)

  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions

  • Watches that beep or have an alarm

  • Food or drink

  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information

  • Ear plugs

  • Clipboards