This is because of the Coronavirus. We will see this at more schools which are worried about lowered enrollment.

The Hill reports:

University of California will ease admissions requirements for the next two years due to coronavirus

The University of California (UC) announced measures Tuesday to ease admission requirements due to the coronavirus impacting schools and universities across the U.S.

The measures will include the suspension of letter grade requirements for academic classes taken in winter, spring or summer terms for 2020, according to an official statement from UC.

One of the most significant changes to the admission process is the suspension of standardized test requirements for students who are applying for their freshman semester in the fall of 2021, including suspending the requirement of the ACT or SAT score submissions.

Students will also not be penalized for missing the July 1 deadline to submit transcripts.

UC said these changes would not lower the bar for admission standards, but provide flexibility for students to meet registration, deposit and transcript deadlines.

The university will also work with admitted students to adjust financial aid packages if circumstances have recently changed.

 

 
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