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    **California State University update on ACT/SAT exam requirements for the Class of 2021, please see the California State University page.  Updated April 17, 2020 **

    NOTE FROM ACT.ORG:

    The safety of students and test center staff is ACT™s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. 


    UPDATES ON SAT/ACT TEST AND ADMISSION TO UC'S

    Below is the link to the UC Board of Regents office on the SAT/ACT changes to the UC application process

    University of California Standardized Testing Changes

    The following outlines the Regents’ actions:

    • Test-optional for fall 2021 and fall 2022: Campuses will have the option to use ACT/SAT test scores in selection consideration if applicants choose to submit them, and will develop appropriate policies and procedures to implement the Board’s decision.
    • Test-blind for fall 2023 and fall 2024: Campuses will not consider test scores for California public and independent high school applicants in admissions selection, a practice known as “test-blind” admissions. Test scores could still be considered for other purposes such as course placement, certain scholarships and eligibility for the statewide admissions guarantee.
    • New standardized test: Starting in summer 2020 and ending by January 2021, UC will undertake a process to identify or create a new test that aligns with the content UC expects students to have mastered to demonstrate college readiness for California freshmen.
    • Elimination of the ACT/SAT test requirement: By 2025, any use of the ACT/SAT would be eliminated for California students and a new UC-endorsed test to measure UC-readiness would be required. However, if by 2025 the new test is either unfeasible or not ready, consideration of the ACT/SAT for freshman admissions would still be eliminated for California students.
    • Elimination of writing test: The University will eliminate altogether the SAT Essay/ACT Writing Test as a requirement for UC undergraduate admissions, and these scores will not be used at all effective for fall 2021 admissions.

    FAQ DURING COVID-19

    If you took the ACT in September or November, your score report is available in the College & Career Center.

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    ACT TEST PREP:

    How much should students prepare for the SAT and/or the ACT? Take a common sense approach. Use the free materials available in the College & Career Center to become familiar with what is expected. If more information is desired, local bookstores have books at relatively low cost. If a more structured learning environment is thought necessary, refer to a list of references HERE.

     

    (updated 5/28/2020)