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All UCs and CSUS no longer require SAT or ACT tests! 

Community Colleges do not require SAT or ACT tests.  Community colleges use a college placement test to assess your reading, writing and math skills to determine appropriate class placement at the college level. 

Most universities have gone TEST OPTIONAL as of spring 2020. Incoming freshmen are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores to be considered for admissions. You will need to check your schools' admissions requirements to find out if SAT/ACT scores and SAT Subject Tests are required as part of their admission process. 

  • What does TEST OPTIONAL mean? At its most basic definition, test optional means that you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission to a particular school. While you may submit test scores if you want, you are not actually required to do so. Your school will make its admission decision based on your application, transcript (course history, course rigor, GPA, grades), essay(s), if required, and letter(s) of recommendation. 

It's good practice to take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of your junior year.  If you aren't satisfied with your scores, it would benefit you to study and take practice tests over the summer and retake the test(s) in the fall of your senior year.  

Some schools may require that you take a specific test (either ACT or SAT), so make sure to check the school's website before you register for testing.







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