What Students Need to Have Ready on AP Exam Day by Subject (2020)

Subjects What to Have Ready on Exam Day
All, except for those with portfolio components

Required

  • Exam ticket email
  • Completed Exam Day Checklist (.pdf) including AP ID
  • Device: laptop, tablet, smartphone (see below for subject-specific requirements)
  • Browser: Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Safari, or Edge
  • Internet or cellular connection
  • Assistive technology and devices (if applicable, for students approved to test with accommodations)
  • Recommended for students typing responses
  • Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Notes, or another app to enter and save text

Permitted

  • Your class notes or study guides
  • Textbooks and other classroom resources
  • Previous assignments or assessments
Arts
Music Theory

Required

  • Smartphone, tablet, or computer with camera, microphone, and a voice recording app
  • 2−3 printed or handwritten copies of the answer sheet template (.pdf)

Permitted

  • Instruments, tuners, metronomes, digital resources are permitted to assist in preparing answers.
  • However, submitted responses must be created without these aids: Part-writing responses must be entirely handwritten on the answer sheet, and sight-singing responses must be performed entirely unaccompanied and unaltered.
  • Please refer to the sample questions and instructions for more information.
  • Learn more about this exam
History and Social Sciences

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

Recommended

  • Scrap paper for sketching out graphs as an aid to answering the questions

Permitted

  • Calculator
Math and Computer Science

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Recommended for students typing responses

Permitted

  • Calculator
Computer Science A

Required

Permitted

  • Interactive Development Environment (IDE) or compiler
Statistics

Required

Recommended for students typing responses

Permitted

  • Calculator
Sciences
Biology

Required

Chemistry

Required

Recommended for students typing responses

Permitted

  • Calculator
Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Required

Permitted

  • Calculator
Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Required

Permitted

  • Calculator
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Required

Permitted

  • Calculator
Physics C: Mechanics

Required

Permitted

  • Calculator
World Languages

Chinese Language and Culture

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture

Required

  • iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with:
  • AP World Language Exam App installed (available week of May 11)
  • Access to the internet by Wi-Fi or cellular data
  • At least 30 MB of available storage
  • At least 25% battery charge (or connection to a power source)

Permitted

  • Paper and pen/pencil to take notes and prepare for tasks
  • Headphones with microphone (headphones without a microphone won’t work)
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Latin

Permitted

  • Students may use their translations and a dictionary (including online or app-based dictionaries
  • Students typing their responses may want to turn off autocorrect before the exam

 

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