Recording Student Responses Using a Computer

Now available for 2024 AP Exams: MP3 Recording Guidelines: Using Audacity on a Computer. 

The proctor scripts for the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams and the AP Music Theory Exam in the AP Exam Instructions include instructions for recording on a computer with MP3 software. 

One available option for recording MP3 files is the software program. Audacity Download the latest version of Audacity.  

Audacity is a free software product for PC or Mac that can be used to record audio from a computer sound card to hard disk in MP3 file format. This is not an AP Program or ETS endorsement of this product. Use of this software is subject to its license agreement. If you experience any problems during the installation or configuration of the Audacity software product only, technical assistance is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Your school staff may email [email protected] or call 609-406-5677 for assistance during these hours. 

Use of this software is subject to its license agreement. 

For more information, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 or the AP Exam Instructions.