Prohibited Devices

The following devices and aids aren’t allowed in the test center:

  • Mobile phones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, or other wearable technology (simple digital non-smartwatches or analog watches are acceptable)

  • Audio players or recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Bluetooth devices (such as wireless earbuds/headphones), or any other personal computing devices

  • Separate timers of any type

  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment

  • Pens, highlighters, or mechanical or colored pencils

  • Books or references of any kind except as approved as an English language learner support for in-school administrations

  • Compasses, rulers, protractors, or cutting devices

  • Papers of any kind, including scratch paper

  • Earplugs

  • Unacceptable calculators that have computer-style (QWERTY) keyboards, use paper tape, make noise, or use a power cord

  • Weapons or firearms

Penalties for Prohibited Devices

If your electronic device makes noise or you're 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 test administration staff is encouraged to collect and hold phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including break periods, or to deny admission to anyone who’s in possession of a prohibited electronic device. College Board isn't responsible for loss or damage to personal items, including electronic devices, while you're in the test center.