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AP Test Day Instructions


  • Cell phones, digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDAs), BlackBerry smartphones, Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, email/messaging devices, or any other electronic or communication devices.
  • Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters,**notes or colored pencils.**
  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Portable listening devices or portable recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment.
  • Computers
  • Clothing with subject-related information.
Visit the link below to see specific calculators required/expected/allowed based on course:


Students are not allowed to use any of the following:

  • Cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches and other wearable technology, portable/handheld computers, tablets, laptops, electronic writing pads, pocket organizers
  • Models with QWERTY (i.e., typewriter) keypads as part of hardware or software (e.g., TI-92 Plus, Voyage 200)
  • Models with pen-input/stylus capability (e.g., Palm, PDAs, Casio ClassPad)
  • Models with wireless or Bluetooth capability
  • Models that require an electrical outlet, "talk," make noise, or have a paper tape
  • Models that can access the internet
  • Models that have cell phone capability or audio/video recording capability
  • Models that have a digital audio/video player
  • Models that have a camera or scanning capability
  • Models with touch-screen capability that aren’t on the list of approved graphing calculators (e.g., Casio ClassPad)
  • Hardware peripherals such as a stylus, keyboard, or wireless adapter with an approved calculator
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