2024 Test-day Instructions:

Students should bring ID to all exams.

Before exam day:

  • Check for an email from Total Registration to find out what room the exam is being administered in.

  • Plan to arrive well before your exam’s scheduled starting time.

Be sure to bring these:

  • No. 2 pencils for your multiple-choice answer sheet. (Students outside the U.S.: bring HB or No. 2 pencils.)

  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.

  • An acceptable calculator if your AP Exam allows the use of a calculator.

  • A current government-issued or school-issued photo ID.

  • A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.

Don’t bring these:

  • Electronic equipment including phones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, wearable technology, cameras, recording or listening devices, or any other type of electronic or communication device.

    • School-owned and school-controlled digital recording devices are allowed only for the AP French, AP German, AP Italian, and AP Spanish Language and Culture Exams, and the AP Music Theory Exam.

    • School-owned and school-controlled computers are allowed for the AP Chinese and AP Japanese Language and Culture Exams.

  • Books, reference guides, notes, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, pencils that are not No. 2, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or colored pencils.

  • Scratch paper: Students are prohibited from bringing scratch paper to the AP Exam. For AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams, scratch paper will be provided.

  • Watches that beep, make a noise, or have an alarm.

  • Computers or calculators that are not approved.

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

  • Ear plugs.

  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information.

  • Food or drink.

  • Clipboards.

A student observed with any of these prohibited items during testing or breaks may be dismissed from the exam, the device may be confiscated, the student’s score may be canceled, and no retest may be permitted.

Follow any specific health and safety protocols for the exam room that your school may have in place. AP policies allow you to bring hand sanitizer to the room, but it must be placed under the desk, not on the desk. You may use any other PPE (such as masks) following your school’s current requirements.

Details about required and prohibited items are in the AP Exam Terms and Conditions.

**NOTE: CollegeBoard will list 8:00 and 12:00, this is the actual time that we can start the testing section. Directions will start 30 minutes before exams, so it is very important that students are on time. They will not be allowed into testing once the exam begins. Testing usually takes around 4 hours when you build in directions & breaks. AP teachers will be able to give more details. Afternoon exams could possibly run late depending on morning exams. ALL STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE AT 7:45 OR 11:30.

*Note: Afternoon exams usually end between 4:30 and 5:30! They can run later if there are any incidents in the morning exams.

AP Testing FAQ

What is AP?

Why take an AP Test?

  • The main reason is to save money for college.  You can earn college credit for scoring a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP test.

  • To find out more about AP and AP tests go to College Board AP.

How will I know if my college will give me credit for my AP?

​When are AP tests given?

  • AP exams are giving during a two week period starting May 1, 2023 and ending May 12, 2023.  For a full printable schedule, click AP Exam Dates.  

Where are AP tests given?

  • AP exams will be given at Hopewell Valley Central High School.  Locations and instructions will be emailed to students, through Total Registration, closer to test date.

I have issues with my CollegeBoard account - How can I get help?

AP Testing Contact Information -- Mr. Dan DeStefano - AP Coordinator - dandestefano@hvrsd.org or Ms. Linthorst - DeborahLinthorst@hvrsd.org