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Dear 100 Hour Board,

IIRC, the testing center website claims that students whose cell phones go off during tests will have their tests taken away. Yet, both (yes, only 2) times that I've been in the testing center, cell phones have gone off and nothing happen. So what's up with this rule? Scare tactic or simply a "we reserve the right" type rule?

- Rowen

A: Dear Rowen-

When I was a proctor, it was often difficult to track down the offending cell phone user. Taking werf's test away was generally not done for first-time offenders. If someone's cell phone rang, we temporarily confiscated the phone and put a hold on werf's testing center access. Werf would have to speak to the Testing Center management to be allowed back. Repeat offenders faced greater penalities, though.