Lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it easier for low-income students to access Cal Grants by changing eligibility standards.
College access experts attribute the massive spike in applications partially to the elimination of the SAT and ACT in admissions.
Facing pandemic problems, students get an extra two months or so at some campuses to figure out their college plans. Some universities fear enrollment drops.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
UC is being asked not to create its own test to replace the SAT. Students may instead be able to submit scores from 11th grade state exams.
Higher education leaders in California mostly praised Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal, which offsets some of last year's cuts.
Experts suggest reforms in admissions, financial aid and transfer policies to legally increase diversity among students and faculty.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the college plans for some California freshmen who have had to change their plans so they can help support their families.
Enrollment at public universities is down across the country, but not at the University of California, where undergraduate enrollment is up and total enrollment is flat.
The decision comes after CSU delayed a vote to add a quantitative reasoning course — in addition to 3 years of math — as an admission requirement.
UC San Diego is welcoming students back to campus with mass Covid-19 testing, Bluetooth technology and wastewater testing.
Many testing sessions for the SAT and ACT were canceled in pandemic. Some remain scheduled for the fall, with social distancing and masks required.
UC’s Board of Regents voted in May to stop requiring the exams, but some campuses were still giving students the option to submit scores.
Most of the University of California’s nine undergraduate campuses have now significantly curtailed their reopening plans.
More isolation and depression anticipated as students return to mostly online courses.