The University of California temporarily suspends admission requirements for admissions to its programs. The university will grant admission without SAT and letter grades to ease the admission process due to coronavirus pandemic. The ease of admission will be provided for Fall 2020 and beyond.
UC Board of Regents leaders has authorized the relaxation of admission process. This will help more than 200,000 perspective applications.The 23-campus California State University also announced temporary changes to admission requirements for applicants, who numbered about 363,000 last fall.
The UC Academic Senate is agreed to eliminate most of the admission required on the request of director undergraduate admission.
As number of schools and colleges have shifted to online learning, hence it will be difficult to assess students based on grades. Also, appearing in SAT is becoming more difficult for the students due to pandemic as tests are being cancelled or postponded.
“The COVID-19 outbreak is a disaster of historic proportions disrupting every aspect of our lives, including education for high school students, among others,” UC President Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “The University’s flexibility at this crucial time will ensure prospective students aiming for UC get a full and fair shot — no matter their current challenges.”