Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

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Don’t bring cell phones, tablets, MP3 players, or other prohibited devices to the test center.

The test administration staff is encouraged to collect and hold phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including during break periods, or to deny admission to anyone who is in possession of a phone or other prohibited electronic device.

If your device makes noise, or you are seen using it at any time, including during breaks, you may be dismissed immediately, your scores can be canceled, and the device may be confiscated and its contents inspected. The College Board is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items, including electronic devices, while you are in the test center.


Really: Don’t Use These Devices

Your scores will be canceled if you use any prohibited devices on test day — even during breaks.

Prohibited Devices

Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to:

  • Cell phones or smartphones
  • Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
  • Separate timers of any type
  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment
  • Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)

What Else You Should Leave at Home

This checklist includes other items you should not bring with you on test day, and what you should.