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University of California (UC) and California State Universiy (CSU) will no longer be considering the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) in the admissions process for all California high school seniors applying to UC or CSU. 

Current Seniors have the option of submitting SAT/ACT scores, but will not be penalized in the admissions review process for not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

For students who choose to complete the test(s) and submit scores, UC Campuses can use test scores to determine student course placement (what level of college Math and English is appropriate for the student)


Sheldon School Code: 052792
Free Practice online: Khan Academy
The SAT Test is a 3-hour test (plus an additional 50 minutes for optional Essay) that asks you to apply a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills most important for college and career readiness. The test consists of 2 required sections: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math, and provides a 3rd additional optional Essay section. It may be required and used by college admissions officers as a supplement to the secondary school record.
Registration can be completed online at


Sheldon School Code: 052792
Free Practice online:
The ACT is a group of tests administered by ACT and required or recommended by some colleges as part of the admission process. Tests measure educational development in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. Students may register for one of two Test Options: the ACT or ACT Plus Writing which includes a 30-minute Writing Test. Check the website for a list of institutions that recommend, require, or do not need the results from the ACT Writing test.
Students may register online at