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University of California to drop SAT, ACT test requirements

UC system accepts record number of California applicants
Posted at 6:27 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 21:47:21-04

The University of California will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admission requirements through 2024 and eliminate them for California residents after that, a landmark decision by the prestigious university system.

The UC’s governing body, the Board of Regents, voted unanimously Thursday to approve a proposal by UC President Janet Napolitano that phases the tests out over five years.

By then, the UC aims to have developed its own test.

The decision by the 290,000-student system could be influential as other colleges nationwide eye similar choices.