After receiving a record number of applications, UC admits more students than ever but also accepts a lower percentage of them.
Lawmakers expect to vote soon on a proposal to gradually reduce the share of out-of-state students who enroll at the University of California.
College access experts attribute the massive spike in applications partially to the elimination of the SAT and ACT in admissions.
Experts suggest reforms in admissions, financial aid and transfer policies to legally increase diversity among students and faculty.
Knowing how to write effectively is a necessary skill for a student’s success.
California school districts have for the most part resumed A-F grading for the 2020-2021 school year, despite students learning from home.
Access may be improved as college fairs and visits to high schools go online. But some zoom-fatigued students skip sessions.
Worried about finances and health, some high school seniors are deciding to stay closer to home for college.
Requirements for SAT or ACT are suspended for a year and UC faculty votes to keep the exams in the future. Regents will have the final say.
UC's one-year pause in testing does not mean a permanent end to SAT/ACT for admissions. CSU may follow. Neither university will require letter grades for high school courses this spring.
Accepted applicants are given an extra month, until June 1, to make deposits. Other CSU campuses may follow. UC is sticking with a May 1 deadline.
The health crisis has high school seniors worried about college enrollment deadlines. Other concerns rise about grades and financial aid. Colleges promise some flexibility.
UC admissions requirements should align closely with California's K-12 curriculum standards.
Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll also finds support for increasing teacher pay, requiring ethnic studies and taking action to prevent gun violence.
Removing tests from admissions process would allow UC to recruit and educate California’s best and brightest from all backgrounds.