UCs officially drop standardized testing requirements

Here's some more clarity from EdSource for students who have their sights on the University of California campuses. The UC system moved away from these requirements in 2020 due to the pandemic but in December 2020 there was talk of the UCs creating their own standardized tests. Yesterday, November 18th, system leaders reiterated that University of California will not require any kind of admissions test for students applying as undergraduates,


Class of 2023: By now your student should know whether they're interested in taking these standardized tests. If you need more information please reach out to me before Christmas to plan for an hourly session sooner rather than later.


Class of 2024: When you come in for your class scheduling meeting in early February, we can discuss the choices you have and whether taking the SAT/ACT will be beneficial or not.


Class of 2025: SAT/ACT test prep usually doesn't start until sophomore year so we have time to research and plan whether a test score will be advantageous for college applications.


EdSource: Top official says UC will be test free 'now and into the future.'

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