Submission Guidelines: Attach a Text File

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To submit using this method, type your response in another application (for example, Microsoft Word), save it in an accepted file format, and attach the file and click Submit.


  • Include your AP ID and your initials at the top of the page.
  • You can attach only 1 text file per exam question.
  • Maximum file size: 15MB
  • Accepted file formats: .txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .odt


  • Use one of these applications to create your text file: Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or another application that will let you save your file in one of the accepted formats (.txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .odt).
    • If you’re using a cloud document such as Google Docs, you’ll need to download your response in one of the accepted formats and save it to your device. For example, in Google Docs:
      • Click on the File menu and select “Download.”
      • Choose either Microsoft Word (.docx), OpenDocument Format (.odt), PDF Document (.pdf), or Plain Text (.txt).
      • Check your Downloads folder—or whichever folder you set your computer to save to—and locate your new document.
  • Disable the Grammarly plug-in, if you are using it.
  • On a desktop or laptop, you can reduce the size of this application to view the exam question and your text file side by side.
  • Before exam day, prepare your document by typing your AP ID and initials at the top and then saving it to a clearly labeled folder on your desktop so it will be easy to find. ​
    • For AP English and AP history exams, you will need to create just one document per exam.
    • All other AP Exams have two questions, so you’ll need to create and save two documents per exam. Name them clearly so you know you’re attaching the correct one at the right time.
  • Download and save a keyboard guide to help you create symbols and formulas if you are typing your responses for the AP Calculus, Chemistry, or Statistics Exams.