How will the UC standardized testing requirement waiver for 2021 affect me as a high school junior?
When looking at who to accept, the UC’s strive to compare students within the same high school and socioeconomic status. This means that they are competing directly with other students similar to them. If many students from your school have already taken the ACT or SAT and received a high score, you need to keep in mind that those are the students you’re competing against. The UC’s, in general, are competitive, so students who submit scores in line with the UC average are already above all students who didn’t submit a score.