Judge Bars Use of SAT/ACT Scores in UC Admissions

An Alameda County Superior Court Judge has ruled that the University of California system shall no longer use ACT and SAT scores in its admissions process. 

A preliminary injunction was issued Monday in response to a lawsuit filed by five students. The plaintiffs said use of the testing scores puts disabled students at a disadvantage, as they have been unable to access testing resources during the pandemic.

The UC system suspended the SAT/ACT requirements in May, but allowed submission of testing scores as a voluntary option. That’s not fair, said Judge Brad Seligman.

"Unlike their non-disabled peers, they do not have the option to submit test scores; even if they did, their chances of obtaining necessary test accommodations are virtually non-existent.”

UC said it “respectfully disagrees” with the judge's decision and may pursue further legal action.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.