Due to the inability of so many students to test during the spring of 2020, many colleges have changed their testing policies and may no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admissions.
Some of these changes are temporary and some are permanent. It is encumbant upon the student to research the policies at each college to which they are interested in applying.
Students should continue to attempt to take the SAT and/or ACT to provide for as many possible opportunities for college admissions and financial aid as possible if it is safe and reasonable for them to do so, however they should rest assured that many great opportunities are available without test scores this year.
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The California College Guidance Initiative manages CaliforniaColleges.edu, the state of California’s official college and career planning platform, which is free to all California educators, students, and families.
How Can High School Students Use CaliforniaColleges.edu?
The platform provides high school students the tools to match their interests and skills to postsecondary college and career opportunities. They can take career assessments and use search tools to develop college, major, and career lists, write goals and journals, track activities, and read a variety of age-appropriate content to develop and expand their knowledge on all college, career, and financial aid planning topics. Students can also launch Cal State Apply, CCCApply, and FAFSA.
The Common Application
The Common Application is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.
The SESI program focuses on Latinx and low-income students that are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our program prides itself on creating a sincere solid sense of family so our students feel welcomed. We have dedicated counselors, peer mentors, STEM industry field trips, assistance with books and tutoring that is available to our SESI participants. SESI is focused on helping students transition from high school to college and ultimately program completion, earn a STEM Certificate/ Associates Degree and/or transfer to a CSU or UC.
Meet the examination requirement by taking the ACT Plus Writing or SAT with Essay by December of your senior year. We don't require SAT Subject Tests, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them, and you can use subject tests to satisfy the "a-g" requirements listed above.
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