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Cal State college system drops SAT/ACT admission requirement

California State University Standardized Tests
Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — In a move putting California's public colleges at the forefront of the trend to drop standardized tests, the California State University system will eliminate SAT and ACT tests from its admission requirements.

The CSU Board of Trustees unanimously approved the change at a meeting on Wednesday.

The Cal State system has 477,000 students at 23 different colleges throughout the state.

It joins the University of California system in adopting a test-free admissions process.

Critics say standardized tests put minority and low-income students at a disadvantage compared to other applicants.