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California State University prepares to drop SAT, ACT

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Posted at 6:27 AM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 09:27:59-05

(AP) -- California State University, the largest-four year university system in the country, is poised to eliminate SAT and ACT standardized tests from their undergraduate admissions process, following a trend in higher education over concerns that the exams are unfair to minority and low-income students.

The Board of Trustees for the 23-campus California State University will vote in March on recommendations to end the testing requirements, which were presented at a meeting Wednesday and met with widespread enthusiasm.

If trustees vote in favor of permanently eliminating the exams, CSU would join the University of California in having a "test blind" admission process.

The University of California's Board of Regents voted last year to drop the tests at its nine undergraduate campuses.