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AP Test Information
Posted On:
Monday, April 09, 2018

Related Files: STUDENT_NEED_TO_KNOWS_-_AP_EXAMS_2018.pdf

You should bring the following items to the exam room:

·         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 your exam room does not have a clock that you can see easily).

·         Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Biology, Calculus, or Statistics Exam. (Visit to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams.)

·         Your social security number* for identification purposes (optional). If you provide it, the number will appear on your AP score reports.

·         If applicable, your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for extended time or another testing accommodation.


*Some colleges and universities use Social Security numbers as student identifiers when assigning AP credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores. While the College Board does not require students to provide their Social Security number, they may want to check with the college or university where they are sending scores to see if they prefer for students to provide a Social Security number on their AP Exam answer sheet.


You should not bring the following to the exam room:

·         Electronic equipment: (cell phone, smart phone, 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.

·         Unapproved aids: Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, notes or colored pencils.*

·         Rulers, straightedges, and protractors*.

·         Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.

·         Computers* or calculators (except as noted above).

·         Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.

·         Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.

·         Clothing with subject-related information.

·         Food or drink.*


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


You are required to arrive to the Testing Location no later than 15 minutes prior to your exam: 7:45 a.m. for the morning administration and 11:45 a.m. for the afternoon administration. Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended; do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the exam. If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP Exam obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.


Get a good night’s rest before your exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast. You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break. However, food and drink are prohibited in the exam room. It is advisable to bring a sweater, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.  


You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Bowdon High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score. Be sure to review the 2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents at:


If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. Good luck!                                                       




Kim Ivester, AP Coordinator  


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