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University of California Will Not Consider SAT or ACT Scores for Fall 2022 Applicants

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Sara Calvert Kubrom

Written by Sara Calvert-Kubromon April 26th, 2021

My passion for higher education and working with students began as a resident assistant, admissions overnight host, and study abroad enthusiast as an undergraduate student at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Working with high school and college students has been at the core of my professional experiences ever since. My first few years out of college included serving as an AmeriCorps member, working in public health, and teaching yoga. I later worked for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College and subsequently served as a lead administrator of a freshman study abroad program at Northeastern University in collaboration with their admissions team. While at Northeastern, I worked with faculty, deans, students, and parents in a wide-array of academic disciplines in several countries. It was exciting to provide robust academic and cultural experiences for students all over the world as they started college before returning to Boston to pursue the rest of their degree. I most recently served as an admissions officer at my alma mater, where I recruited students of diverse academic interests primarily from the East coast, California, and Arizona, and worked with applicants from all over the United States and the world. While at Lewis & Clark I worked with deposited students taking a gap year, coordinated the college’s release of admissions decisions, served as an athletics liaison working with athletic coaches and recruits, helped oversee visit and student-interviewer programs, and managed and trained new admissions counselors.
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by Sara Calvert-Kubrom, former admissions officer at Lewis & Clark College After a year of evolving changes and news out of California, the UC system has announced it will continue its practice of not considering SAT or ACT scores for students applying to fall of 2022. What does this mean? The SAT and ACT will not be used in the admission process nor in the merit scholarship review process for applicants to any UC campus. The UC admission website does note, though, that students who choose to submit test scores as part of their application can later use those scores “as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement” after they enroll.  But those scores will not be considered by the application readers making admission decisions. As mentioned in our past articles about UC testing policies, it is likely that the UCs will not use a standardized test akin to the SAT or ACT until at least the fall of 2024, but we will be monitoring their policies closely. Get Expert College Admissions Help


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