Calculator Policy

Policy on Calculator Use In Examinations*

The Department of Chemistry has adopted a policy whereby only certain makes and models of calculators are allowed in midterm and final examinations (*including lab quizzes and exams) . This is to provide a level playing field for all students and preclude devices with communications capabilities.  The instructor reserves the right to erase the memory of any programmable calculator.

List of Approved Calculators

Calculators approved by the Department of Chemistry for use in examinations are listed below.  Students must check with their instructor on the suitability of calculators not included in this list.


  • Hewlett Packard Model HP 30S
  • Sharp EL-520L, EL-520V, EL-520VB, EL-520W
  • CASIO FX-115MS Plus
  • CASIO FX-300S
  • CASIO FX-991MS
  • Texas Instruments Model TI-30XA
  • Texas Instruments Model TI-30X IIB or TI-30X IIS


  • TI-73
  • TI-80
  • TI-82
  • TI-83
  • TI-83 Plus
  • T1-83 Plus Silver Edition
  • TI-84 Plus
  • TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
  • TI-85
  • TI-86
  • TI-89
  • T1-89 Titanium
  • TI-92 Plus

Note:  This list has been adapted from a list compiled by Faculty of Engineering of the University of Alberta.