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SAT and ACT no longer required at many colleges in California

About 130 colleges and universities in California no longer require SAT or ACT tests for admission in fall 2022, according to the Los Angeles Times.

After the University of California removed the requirement for test scores for admission in 2020, many other colleges and universities followed.

Some of the universities made this decision temporarily, in part because of the pandemic. However, some groups are hoping that some institutions will stop requiring the tests permanently, arguing that the admissions process is fairer without them.

The number of colleges and universities that do not require standardized test scores has grown in recent years. In 2005, just eight institutions nationwide did not require students to release their standardized test scores. In 2021, there are about 1,780.