What to Bring on Exam Day…

The following is a listing of the items you should bring on exam day, as well as those that are prohibited.

Bring to the AP ExamDo Not Bring to the AP Exam
  • Fremd ID
  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the Exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • A watch (in case the exam room does not have a clock that can be easily seen or a functioning clock).
  • Their social security number for identification purposes. This is optional. If provided, it will appear on their AP Grade Reports.
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities. Consult www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators for a list of approved graphing calculators.
  • A ruler or straightedge if they are taking an AP Physics exam.


  • Cell phones, iPads, personal digital assistants (PDAs), BlackBerry smartphones, Bluetooth-enabled devices, or any other electronic or communication devices.
  • Backpacks, duffle bags or other large bags and purses.
  • Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, notes or colored pencils*.
  • Rulers and straightedges (except as previously noted)*.
  • Scratch paper.
  • Computers* or calculators (except as previously noted).
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Portable listening* or recording devices – even with headphones – or photographic equipment.
  • Food or drink.*
  • Clothing with subject related information.

* Unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the Exam date.