UC Will No Longer Require Standardized Test 05-22-20 03:05 DC

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to no longer require that students submit SAT or ACT standardized test scores for admission to any UC-system school.

The board approved making submitting the scores optional for students applying for admission in the fall of 2021 or 2022. Students can still submit scores that will be considered in the admissions process, but those who choose not to submit scores will not be penalized.

In 2023 and 2024, UC officials said the system will become "test blind" and students will only submit scores for scholarship or course-placement purposes.

In 2025, the system will either create a new UC-specific standardized test or eliminate testing requirements altogether.