Payam Javan: California State University officials announced Wednesday that the SAT and ACT tests will no longer be used to determine who is admitted as an undergraduate.
Following a resolution by the Committee on Education Policy to amend Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the university’s Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the amendment.
For the academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23, the change reflects the permanent adoption of a policy that was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. This adjustment was made to relieve the pandemic’s challenges and negative effects on potential applicants.
Cal State University officials had been reviewing the role of standardized testing in undergraduate admissions before the pandemic forced them to cease their implementation.
Other factors were considered by Cal State University in its decision on Wednesday including equity, justice, academic preparedness, and, among other things, standardized testing data.
Cal State University will make admission decisions in the same way it did during the pandemic, which includes taking numerous criteria into account.