This page will be a resource for the class of 2021 navigating the college admissions process and the changes that have been presented during to COVID 19.
CSU Suspending Standardized Testing for Fall 2021 Admission
To provide some measure of relief, the CSU will temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for the fall 2021, winter 2022 and spring 2022 admission cycles. First-time freshmen must meet the following eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or equivalent; complete the 15-unit comprehensive “a-g” pattern of college preparatory courses; and earn a qualifying “a-g” grade point average (GPA) as described below.
- California residents and graduates of California high schools will be eligible for admission by earning a 2.50 or greater “a-g” GPA.
- Any California high school graduate or resident of California earning a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 may be evaluated for admission based upon supplemental factors such as number of courses exceeding minimum “a-g” requirements, household income, extracurricular involvement, and other available information that would inform the campus admission decision. Each CSU campus will determine the supplemental factors used with GPA to determine eligibility in these cases and communicate these criteria publicly for prospective students.
- Non-California residents may be eligible for admission to the CSU by earning a 3.00 or greater “a-g” GPA along with other supplemental factors utilized by the individual campus, including those outlined by impacted campuses and programs.
This temporary change of admission requirements will also apply to impacted CSU campuses and programs. Campuses and programs designated as impacted may utilize higher “a-g” GPA thresholds for applicants, as well as identify supplemental criteria and their relative weights, in making admission decisions. However, in no case will standardized test scores be utilized in making admissions decisions for applicants during the 2021-2022 academic year.
For additional details and information, please visit the Cal State Apply page.
- May 11th 2020UPSATE-CSU FAQ page published
- April 1st 2020 UPDATE-UC Temporarily eases admissions requirements and CSU relaxes entrance requirements
- March 30th 2020 UPDATE- College Board Announcement regarding 2020 AP and SAT testing due to school closures.
The College Board: Updates on SAT testing and other college admissions issues and AP Testing updates
The Common App: Message Regarding the Coronavirus
National Association of College Admission Counselors: Updates on various dates, exams, etc.