From Quora: My answer to : "Was the University of California right to drop the SAT or ACT application requirement?"
Since it was something UC was considering before the virus outbreak (see The Test & the Art of Thinking), yes. The SAT and ACT are far from perfect for evaluating student potential, so if they have alternate methods to determine who should and shouldn’t be at a UC school, they were right. Since they were considering doing that in 2014 at the latest, they almost certainly do have such methods (e.g., they can just look at students’ GPAs and adjust them by the difficulty of the school and the curriculum - e.g., a kid who took organic chemistry and multivariable calculus at a highly competitive prep school and had a 3.0 GPA might be taken more seriously than someone with a 4.0 average, but took easy courses at a mediocre high school).
Author: John Linneball Who did you think? ;-)
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