See some common questions & answers below:
How It Impacts the SAT and ACT
The SAT and ACT will still be used for scholarship consideration and for course placement.
2020, 2021, and 2022
The SAT and ACT will be optional.
2023 and 2024
The SAT and ACT will not be considered as a part of the admission process.
*Well, sort of!
The UC is planning to have their own entrance exam in place to replace the SAT and ACT.
If they don't, then the admission process from 2023 and 2024 will be permanent going forward.
*Well, Sort Of
This is where it gets complicated and confusing! There is a little-known admissions path that's been in place for a while that guarantees an applicant admission into the UC system.
Top 9% in California
If a student is in the top 9% of all high school students in California, he/she automatically qualifies for admission into the UC system but not necessarily for the campus of choice.
How to Qualify for the Top 9%?
Qualification is based on a student's UC GPA as well as his/her performance on the SAT or ACT. So going forward, an individual UC school will not be able to consider a student's SAT or ACT score, but his/her score will be in the UC system if that student took one of these tests in order to qualify for guaranteed admission.
The CSUs don’t.
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