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for College Counseling

Webinars for College Counseling

Informational Webinars

  • Broad overview of topics
  • General information for college counselling
  • Includes important updates and policy changes related to COVID-19
  • No cost

In-Depth Workshops

  • Deep dive into topics using site-specific data
  • Specific analysis for site goal setting
  • Interactive and collaborative dialogue with all participants and facilitators
  • $109 per participant per workshop

COVID-19 Updates & Links

ACT

  • In person exams available, limited capacity
  • Multiple additional testing dates added for Fall 2020
  • Planning on releasing at-home exam option late 2020 / early 2021 ·
  • See ACT updates here:
    https://leadershipblog.act.org/

SAT

  • The CSU has temporarily suspended the SAT or ACT test requirements only for students applying for admission in fall 2021.
  • The CSU will consider course grades of “credit” or “pass” as fulfilling “a-g” requirements for those courses completed during winter, spring or summer 2020 terms. All other coursework must be graded and a grade of C- or better must be earned for the course to satisfy “a-g” requirements. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/no pass will not be included in the calculation of high school GPA.
  • Any California high school graduate or resident of California earning a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 may be evaluated for admission based upon supplemental factors such as number of courses exceeding minimum “a-g” requirements, household income, extracurricular involvement, and other available information that would inform the campus admission decision. Each CSU campus will determine the supplemental factors used with GPA to determine eligibility in these cases and communicate these criteria publicly for prospective students.
  • See updates here: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/Pages/first-time-freshman-faq.aspx
  • The UC has temporarily suspended the SAT or ACT test requirements only for students applying for admission in fall 2021.
  • The UC will consider course grades of “credit” or “pass” as fulfilling “a-g” requirements for those courses completed during winter, spring or summer 2020 terms. All other coursework must be graded, and a grade of C- or better must be earned for the course to satisfy “a-g” requirements. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/no pass will not be included in the calculation of high school GPA.
  • See updates here: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/

UC Use of College Entrance Exams

  • The UC has temporarily suspended the SAT or ACT test requirements only for students applying for admission in fall 2021.
  • The UC will consider course grades of “credit” or “pass” as fulfilling “a-g” requirements for those courses completed during winter, spring or summer 2020 terms. All other coursework must be graded, and a grade of C- or better must be earned for the course to satisfy “a-g” requirements. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/no pass will not be included in the calculation of high school GPA.
  • See updates here: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/

UC Changes to Standardized Testing Requirements

Entering Class

Plan

What This Means

Possible Use of Test Scores

2021 (current 11th graders)
2022 (current 10th graders)

Test Optional

  • All students have the option of submitting ACT/SAT scores.
  • Students will not be penalized in the admissions review process for not submitting ACT/SAT scores.
  • Students will no longer be required to submit the SAT Essay/ACT Writing Test.
  • Admissions
  • Scholarships
  • Post-enrollment course placement
  • Statewide eligibility for admissions guarantee
2023 (current 9th graders)
2024 (current 8th graders)

Test Blind

  • All California public and independent high school students have the option to submit ACT/SAT scores, but those scores may not be used in making admissions decisions.
  • Academic Senate to work with University administration on appropriate approach for nonresident students.
  • Scholarships
  • Post-enrollment course placement
  • Statewide eligibility for admissions guarantee
2025 (current 7th graders)
and beyond

*If there is a new test by fall 2025

  • All California high school students submit scores from new test.
  • New test made available to private/independent and out-of-state schools.
  • Nonresidents and international students submit test scores from the new test or will follow the appropriate approach as determined by the University.
  • Admissions
  • Scholarships
  • Post-enrollment course placement
  • Statewide eligibility for admissions guarantee

*If no new test is ready by fall 2025

  • ·UC will eliminate altogether its standardized testing requirement for California freshman admissions.
  • Academic Senate to work with University administration on appropriate approach for nonresident students.
  • To be determined