AP Exams Calculator Policy
Calculators can be used on all or some parts of the AP Exams listed here (and on no others).
 Students should check the list of approved graphing calculators; they may bring only approved models.
 Students may bring up to two permitted calculators. They should bring calculators they’re familiar with and that are in good working order.
 Calculators may not be shared.
 Calculator memories do not need to be cleared before or after the exam.
 If a student doesn’t want to use a calculator or if the option of providing a calculator isn’t feasible, the student may take an exam without one. However, if a student chooses to take an exam without a calculator, the student must hand copy, date, and sign the Calculator Release Statement, which is in the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2.
Courses and Calculator Use
Course 
Type of calculator allowed 
Section I Multiple Choice 
Section II Free Response 

Biology 
Fourfunction calculator (with square root) Scientific (nongraphing) calculator, but must not have unapproved features or capabilities Graphing calculator 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Calculus AB 
Graphing calculator 
Required for Part B 
Required for Part A 
Calculus BC 
Graphing calculator 
Required for Part B 
Required for Part A 
Chemistry 
A scientific calculator (must not have unapproved features or capabilities; see list of unapproved calculators and technology) or graphing calculator are recommended; a fourfunction calculator is allowed but not recommended. 
Allowed (starting with spring 2023 exam) 
Allowed 
Environmental Science 
Fourfunction (with square root), scientific, or graphing calculator 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Macroeconomics 
(Starting with spring 2023 exam) A fourfunction calculator is allowed. Scientific or graphing calculators and calculators with statistical capabilities are not allowed. 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Microeconomics 
(Starting with spring 2023 exam) A fourfunction calculator is allowed. Scientific or graphing calculators and calculators with statistical capabilities are not allowed. 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Physics 1 
Fourfunction, scientific, or graphing calculator 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Physics 2 
Fourfunction, scientific, or graphing calculator 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Physics C: Mechanics 
Fourfunction, scientific, or graphing calculator 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 
Fourfunction, scientific, or graphing calculator 
Allowed 
Allowed 
Statistics 
Graphing calculator with statistical capabilities. Nongraphing calculators are permitted if they have the required statistics computational capabilities described in the AP Statistics Course and Exam Description. 
Expected 
Expected 
Calculators are not allowed for any other AP Exams, including Computer Science A and Computer Science Principles, unless a student has an approved accommodation for use of a fourfunction calculator.
202223 List of Approved Graphing Calculators
This list will be updated as necessary to include new approved calculators. Check this list periodically, and before the administration of the exams, to ensure that students have the most uptodate information.
Casio 


FX6000 Series 
FX6200 Series 
FX6300 Series 
FX6500 Series 
FX7000 Series 
FX7300 Series 
FX7400 Series 
FX7500 Series 
FX7700 Series 
FX7800 Series 
FX8000 Series 
FX8500 Series 
FX8700 Series 
FX8800 Series 
Graph25 Series 
FX9700 Series* 
FX9750 Series* 
FX9860 Series* 
CFX9800 Series* 
CFX9850 Series* 
CFX9950 Series* 
CFX9970 Series* 
FX 1.0 Series* 
FXCG10* 
Algebra FX 2.0 Series* 
FXCG20 Series* 
FXCG50* 
Graph35 Series* 
Graph75 Series* 
Graph95 Series* 
Graph100 Series* 
FXCG500* (The use of the stylus is not permitted) 

HewlettPackard 


HP9G 
HP28 Series* 
HP38G* 
HP39 Series* 
HP40 Series* 
HP48 Series* 
HP49 Series* 
HP50 Series* 
HP Prime* 
Radio Shack 


EC4033 
EC4034 
EC4037 
Sharp 


EL5200 
EL9200 Series* 
EL9300 Series* 
EL9600 Series* (The use of a stylus is not permitted) 
EL9900 Series* 

Texas Instruments 


TI73 
TI80 
TI81 
TI82* 
TI83*/TI83 Plus* 
TI83 Plus Silver* 
TI84 Plus*/TI84 Plus CE* 
TI84 Plus CE Python* 
TI84 Plus Silver* 
TI84 Plus C Silver* 
TI84 Plus T* 
TI84 Plus CET Python Edition* 
TI84 Plus CET* 
TI85* 
TI86* 
TI89* 
TI89 Titanium* 
TINspire*/TINspire CX* 
TINspire CX II* 
TINspire CX IIT* 
TINspire CAS* 
TINspire CX CAS* 
TINspire CMC* 
TINspire CMC CAS* 
TINspire CXC CAS* 
TINspire CX II CAS* 
TINspire CX IIT CAS* 
TINspire CX IIC CAS* 


Other 


Datexx DS883 
Micronta 
NumWorks* 
Smart2 


* Graphing calculators with the expected builtin capabilities for AP Calculus are indicated with an asterisk. See the AP Calculus AB and BC Course and Exam Description (effective Fall 2020) for details. Only approved graphing calculators from the list are permitted for AP Calculus Exams.
This list only includes approved graphing calculators. There is not an approved list of scientific (nongraphing) calculators.
Proctors are required to check calculators before the exam. Therefore, it is important for each student to have an approved calculator. Calculators may not be shared, and communication between calculators is prohibited during the exam.
Students must not use calculator memories to take test materials out of the room. Students who attempt to remove test materials from the room by any method will have their exam scores canceled.
Unapproved Calculators and Technology
Students are not allowed to use any of the following*:
 Phones, smartwatches, or wearable technology of any kind
 Portable/handheld computers, tablets, laptops, electronic writing pads
 Models with QWERTY (i.e., typewriterlike) keypads as part of hardware or software (e.g., TI92 Plus, Voyage 200)
 Models with peninput/stylus capability (e.g., Palm, PDAs, Casio ClassPad)
 Models with wireless, Bluetooth, or cellular capability
 Models that require an electrical outlet, “talk,”* or make noise, or have a paper tape
 Models that can access the internet
 Models that have cell phone capability or audio/video recording or playing capability
 Models that have a camera, scanning capability, or any other smartphonetype features
 Models with touchscreen capability that aren’t on the list of approved graphing calculators (e.g., Casio ClassPad)
 Hardware peripherals such as a stylus, keyboard, or wireless adapter with an approved calculator
* Unless approved by the College Board SSD office as an accommodation
For security reasons, some calculators require special instructions.
 Calculators with large display (characters ≥1") or display raised from the horizontal (tilted or hinged screen) may be visible to other students so seat students using these calculators at the back of the testing room.
 Calculators with infrared communication capabilities are permitted. However, because data can be exchanged between these calculators if they are aligned and close together, proctors should make sure that students keep their calculators sufficiently far apart and the infrared ports are not facing each other.
 Calculators with builtin physical constants, metric conversions, and physics, chemistry, or mathematics formulas are permitted. Calculator memories do not need to be cleared before or after the exam.
 The HewlettPackard 4850 Series and Casio FX9860 graphing calculators may use memory cards designed for use with those calculators.
 The Casio FXCG500 calculator is permitted only without the use of the stylus.
SchoolSupplied Backup Calculators
Proctors should have a supply of extra APapproved calculators and fresh batteries on exam day. You should be able to provide a substitute calculator when:
 A student arrives without a calculator
 A student arrives with an unacceptable calculator
 A calculator malfunctions during the administration
If the student is unable to use the offered calculator, or is unfamiliar with its operation, or you’ve run out of or don’t have spare calculators and still have students that need them, call AP Services for Educators immediately.