After receiving a record number of applications, UC admits more students than ever but also accepts a lower percentage of them.
College access experts attribute the massive spike in applications partially to the elimination of the SAT and ACT in admissions.
Since SAT/ACT exams are optional, colleges in California and nationwide want to know more about students and their pandemic challenges.
An independent group will be commissioned to study CSU's proposal to require a fourth year of high school math in freshman admissions.
In response to criticism, the College Board is reforming a new admissions tool meant to measure hardships that a freshman applicant faces.
The application fee rise from $55 per CSU campus is the system’s first in 30 years.
Almost half of UC's incoming freshman are in the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college or university. UC is bolstering counseling and other support for those students to help them graduate.
Admissions officials say the change may help them identify talent and potential.