WHAT YOU MAY WISH TO BRING TO YOUR EXAM (RECOMMENDED)
While not required, these items may help you have a more positive test experience.
A watch (without an audible alarm):
Test room supervisors will only indicate the time at certain intervals, so you may wish to wear a watch to track your time. The watch cannot have any alarms or data capabilities.
There’s nothing worse than settling into a math or physics test only to realize your calculator is dead! It’s never a bad idea to have some extra batteries on hand.
Your brain needs to be hydrated in order to perform at its best. Drink water during every break.
Healthy snack fuel:
You will be at the testing site for at least four hours. And your brain needs fuel to keep pushing through this mental marathon – whether you’re feeling hungry or not! During the short breaks (only 5 minutes!), eat a big, healthy snack like an energy bar or mixed nuts. Other good options include your favorite kind of sandwich, yogurt, fresh fruit, granola. Nothing too sweet!
Dress in layers:
Some testing sites are too hot; some are too cold; very few are just right! Wear a t-shirt or other light top in case it’s hot, but bring something warm to throw on in case it’s freezing in there!
A bag or a backpack:
Keeping your personal items organized in your locker is one way to avoid unnecessary stress.
What you should not bring to your test
- Cell phones or smart phones
- iPods / other MP3/audio players
- iPads / other tablets
- Laptops, notebooks, or other personal computers
- Pagers or other texting devices
- Separate timers of any type
- Cameras or other photographic equipment
- Any device, including digital or smart watches, capable of recording or transmitting audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content