Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Information

CLICK HERE to register for this year’s AP Exams. The deadline to register was Thursday, March 1. 

 Before taking your AP Exam
  • CLICK HERE to download and read the AP Bulletin for Students and Parents.
  • Pay particular attention to the scheduled day, time, and location of the exam. Exams will be administered either at Central Catholic High School, Concordia University, or the University of Portland.
  • A list of exam times and locations are posted throughout Central Cathoic – at the main office, in AP classrooms. CLICK HERE for a PDF of the exam times and locations.

 What to bring to your AP exam
  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet (not mechanical pencils).
  • 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 that does not beep or have an alarm (in case the exam room does not have a clock that can be easily seen).
  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. CLICK HERE to check on a subjects calculator policy. Find your subject course, then click on the "calculator policy"  under 'next steps' which is on the right side of the screen.
  • A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam (Protractors are not allowed.)
  • A School-issued photo ID or drivers license
  • Social Security number for identification purposes (optional).
  • Food or Water for after the exam only. This must remain in your backpack for the duration of the exam.
What to leave at home:
  • Electronic equipment: (cell phone, smart phone, laptop, 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, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, notes or colored pencils*
  • Rulers, straightedges and protractors (except students taking the AP Physics Exams)
  • Scratch paper
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.
  • Computers or calculators (except students taking the AP Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exams).
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps or other typing instructions
  • Clothing with subject-related information
Get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast before your exam!

Do not be late! Give yourself extra time and factor in additional time for traffic, parking, and walking to your off-campus testing location. If you are unsure about where you are testing, take a trip to the off-campus location before the exam to familiarize yourself with the route. Students cannot be admitted once the exam begins! 

For more information please speak with your AP teacher, go online to, or contact Mr. Chris McLean.

Good Luck!