×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: judge | universityofcalifornia | act | sat | scores

Judge: No SAT or ACT Scores in University of California Admissions

ucla
(Ken Wolter/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 September 2020 01:47 PM EDT

The University of California cannot allow prospective students to submit their ACT or SAT test scores when applying to any of its campuses, a judge ruled this week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The school previously stopped requiring that students submit their test scores when applying after the UC regents voted last May following complaints from disabled, minority, and low-income applicants who claimed that the Scholastic Aptitude Test and American College Testing exam are biased towards students who can afford preparatory programs and tutors.

The regents had allowed students to submit their scores voluntarily, depending on which campus they apply to. Three, UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz and Irvine, declined to allow ACT and SAT test scores to be submitted, while the six other campuses were going to allow it. However, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman ruled on Tuesday that if some applicants are allowed to submit their test scores, this creates an unfair disadvantage for disabled students, many of whom were unable to complete the ACT or SAT exams because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Nondisabled, economically advantaged, and white test-takers have an inherent advantage in the testing process,” the judge ruled, noting that disabled students who otherwise have the same qualifications as non-disabled applicants “are denied a potential second chance at admission” if test scores are included.

UC President Michael Drake said in a statement: “UC respectfully disagrees with the court’s ruling. An injunction may interfere with the university’s efforts to implement appropriate and comprehensive admissions policies, and its ability to attract and enroll students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.”

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
A judge ruled this week that the University of California cannot allow prospective students to submit their ACT or SAT test scores when applying to any of its campuses, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The school previously stopped requiring that students submit their...
judge, universityofcalifornia, act, sat, scores
264
2020-47-02
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 01:47 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved