AP Exams are just around the corner, so here are a few notes about the exam process and school expectations.
If you have any questions about AP Exams, please see the 2018 AP Bulletin for Students & Parents.
On the day of a student’s scheduled AP exam, they are not expected to attend their other classes. However, they are expected to still be in uniform, and they are responsible for all make-up work, as they would be with any school activity absence. Please have your student make arrangements with their teachers to turn in any work and to pick up any work that was missed. We value the opportunity to partner with you and your students as they work to achieve their academic goals!
All AP Exams will be administered in Rooms 204 & 205.
You must be in uniform and 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, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. Click here for information about College Board’s calculator policy.
- A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam. (Protractors are not allowed.)
- Your social security number* for identification purposes (optional). If you provide it, the number will appear on your AP score reports.
*Some colleges and universities use Social Security numbers as student identifiers when assigning AP credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores.
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 (except as noted above).*
- 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 pre-approved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the test date.
You are required to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your exam: 7:30 a.m. for the morning administration and 11:30 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 Linfield Christian School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact the LCHS Counseling Office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 AP Exam Schedule:
- May 7 – Chemistry
- May 7 – Psychology
- May 8 – Physics 1
- May 8 – Spanish Language
- May 9 – English Literature
- May 10 – US Government
- May 11 – US History
- May 11 – Studio Art
- May 14 – Biology
- May 15 – Calculus AB/BC
- May 15 – Computer Science
- May 16 – English Language
- May 16 – Macroeconomics
- May 18 – Microeconomics
- May 18 – European History