AP Testing Information

*All AP students have been added to a Schoology Group with all information provided below and more

AP Exam Schedule

 DateAP Exam Reporting                            Check-In TimeRoom
 Mon. May 6th US Government & Politics7:30amMain Gym  
 Art History11:45am604
 Chemistry11:45amMain Gym
 Tue. May 7th Human Geography7:30amMain Gym
 Statistics11:45amMain Gym
 Wed. May 8th

 English Literature &Composition Digital


Main Gym
 Comparative Government &Politics11:45amMain Gym
 Computer Science A11:45amCCC (332)
 Thu. May 9th Environmental Science7:30amMain Gym
 Psychology11:45amMain Gym
 Fri. May 10th European History Digital7:30am604
 US History Digital7:30amMain Gym
 Macroeconomics11:45amMain Gym
 Mon. May 13th Calculus AB7:30amMain Gym
 Calculus BC7:30amMain Gym
 Precalculus11:45amMain Gym
 Tue. May 14th English Language & Composition Digital7:30amMain Gym
 African American Studies Digital11:45am604
 Physics C: Mechanics11:45amMain Gym
 Wed. May 15th French Language & Culture7:30am604
 World History: Modern Digital7:30amMain Gym
 Computer Science Principles Digital11:45amMain Gym
  Music Theory11:45am604
 Fri. May 16th Spanish Language & Culture7:30amMain Gym 
 Biology11:45amMain Gym
 Fri. May 17th German Language & Culture7:45am604
 Physics 1: Algebra-Based7:45amMain Gym

Students taking AP Computer Science Principles, Spanish, French, German, Music Theory, African American Studies, English Literature, English Language, US History, World History, and European History must bring their FULLY CHARGED school-provided laptop with power cord to the exam. There are no extras to provide.

Student Responsibilities

Students SHOULD BRING the following items in a clear, ziplock bag:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
    • College Board DOES NOT ALLOW mechanical pencils, No. 3 pencils or colored pencils.
  • Pens with black/dark blue ink for completing exam booklet covers and free-response questions.
  • A watch that does not beep nor have an alarm, in case a clock cannot be easily seen from your test seat.
  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if taking an AP Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, or Statistics exams. Visit www.collegeboard.org/ap/calculators to learn more about the calculator policy for each of exam and for a list of authorized calculators. Bring extra batteries. We may not have calculators or batteries available to borrow. Calculators may not be shared!
  • A ruler or straightedge if taking a Physics Exam. None will be provided. Protractors are not allowed.
  • No food and drinks are allowed in the testing rooms. Students may bring an unlabeled clear or metal water bottle identified with their name. Water bottles will be placed at the front of the testing room, and students will be able to access their water ONLY during the designated break.
  • Dress in layers - room temperatures vary. No printed clothes with words/images related to exam material.

Students CANNOT bring the following to exams:

  • Electronic equipment - phones, smartwatches, earbuds or wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices, cameras or photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communication devices. Students using any of these devices during an exam OR exam break will be dismissed in accordance with College Board guidelines, and your score may be canceled.
  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, or notes. Keys are fine.
  • Rulers and straightedges (except as noted above for any Physics exam)
  • Protractors
  • Computers or calculators, except as previously noted
  • Scratch paper - We will provide it for students, as needed.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm; Timers of any type
  • Ear plugs


Most AP exam administrations take 3½-4 hours. You cannot be dismissed until an exam has officially ended for the entire testing group, regardless of when you have completed your own exam. If you participate in any other extracurricular activity, then it is your responsibility to inform your coach, employer, etc. and arrangements should be made accordingly. Due to preadministration instructions and breaks, testing will run longer than scheduled test time. Afternoon exams will likely end after buses leave, so you will need to arrange for transportation home.


  • There are instructions and registration tasks to be completed BEFORE the actual exam begins at the published time. Once the exam has begun, late students will not be allowed into the testing room and they will not be allowed to test during the late testing window. No exceptions.

Students testing will have their attendance updated to TST (AM coded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd blocks - PM coded 3rd and 4th blocks). Those who have submitted the AP Pre-Arranged Absence Form, available in the AP Schoology Group, will have their attendance updated for the remainder of their test day.

Late or Sick:

The CollegeBoard has strict guidelines on who qualifies for a late exam. CollegeBoard will allow a late test for serious illness but a doctor’s note will be required. Late testing is not allowed for minor illnesses, oversleeping, car trouble, missing the bus, arriving late, etc., Arrange transportation and leave home with plenty of time to spare.



You are required to abide by the policies of both the CollegeBoard and West Potomac High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and has the potential to jeopardize your AP Exam score.

  • Restrooms may only be used during test breaks.

WP AP Testing Coordinator