AP Exam Day Information

Instructions For Students Taking AP Exams

Morning Exams: Morning exams will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Plan on being in your testing room by 7:30 AM. Instruction will begin as soon as possible. You will eat lunch after your exam. Students who arrive late will not be able to enter the testing room once the exam has begun.

Afternoon Exams: Afternoon exams will begin approximately at 12:00 PM, or as soon after the morning exam as possible. Plan on arriving at your testing room no later than 11:45 AM. Students who arrive after the exam start time will not be able to enter the testing room.

If you have morning and afternoon testing on the same day, you are
STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
to bring a lunch to eat in between tests. Lunches may be left out in the hallway.

The following are general instructions for taking all AP Exams.
Most AP exams will take place in the Lecture Hall or in one of the classrooms in the CT hallway. Room numbers will be posted each day.

Bring the following items to your exam:

  • School ID/Picture ID is required.

  • Several sharpened #2 pencils with erasers.

  • Black or dark blue ballpoint pens for free response questions in most exams.

  • A wrist watch. You are responsible for pacing yourself during the exam.

  • Approved calculators: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics. Check with teacher on this!

  • Bring a sweatshirt or jacket, in case the room is cool. Dress in layers in case it is warm.

Items not Allowed:

  • Pagers, cell phones, electronic devices of ANY kind. (Turn off and place in backpack or purse)

  • Food or drink items are NOT allowed. You may leave them in the supervised hallway.

  • Watches that beep.

  • Highlighters, dictionaries, correction fluid or scratch paper.

Cell phones and electronic devices should be kept at home.

This will help assist with test security and a more efficient testing administration.

There will be areas for students to place their personal items prior to the exam; however, it is preferred for large groups to leave personal belongings and devices in a secured classroom. Students taking afternoon exams, who have afterschool jobs, appointments or any other activities, need to inform their employers that they may be testing until 5 p.m. You may not leave the testing room before the allotted time is up, even if you have finished. All testing materials must be collected and counted before dismissal from the testing room. If there is a conflict with your exam(s), please contact: Maggie Norris at mnorris@nisdtx.org or Kerry Knisley atKnisley@nisdtx.org.