Testing Requirements for College Admissions
University of California (UC)Top of Page
UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships.
If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.
For more information, visit the UC Exam Requirement.
California State University (CSU)Top of Page
The CSU system uses student's test scores to help determine their eligibility index for admissions.
For more information about testing requirement for the CSU system, visit their website.
*Due to COVID-19, the CSU system has suspended the testing requirement for Fall 2022 applicants.
Minimum GPA requirement has increased to 2.5. Applicants with a GPA between 2.0-2.49 are subject to additional requirements.
Private Colleges and Universities may require test scores. Others are test-optional or test-blind. Check with each individual private college for more information about their admission requirements.
Community Colleges do not require test scores for admissions.