What to Bring on Test Day

There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you’re better off leaving at home. Be sure to bring:

  • A face covering
  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An approved calculator

Epinephrine auto-injectors (for example, EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under your desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.

Nice to Have

  • A watch (without an audible alarm)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They can’t be on your desk during the test.
  • A bag or backpack
  • A drink or snacks (for your break)


Do I need to bring a photo ID?

Only if you're not testing at your own school or you're homeschooled. Your photo ID must be issued by your school or government. If you don't have one, use a notarized College Board Student ID Form (.pdf/123 KB).

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