No SAT, No Problem: UC System Changes Admissions Requirements Amid Crisis

The University of California Board of Regents has approved temporary changes to its admissions process in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Applicants for fall 2021 are no longer required to take the SAT/ACT, nor do they need letter grades for required courses.

In a statement, UC President Janet Napolitano called the virus “a disaster of historic proportions disrupting every aspect of our lives, including education for high school students, among others.”

The California State University system has also suspended letter grade requirements, since many online courses are only being given a pass/faill. Cal State has not announced a decision on testing requirements yet.

Read more about the changes being implemented here


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