The Epitaph

California colleges adjust admission prerequisites temporarily in light of pandemic

Colleges may rely heavily on an applicant’s extracurriculars and hobbies instead of academics, when selecting students to admit.

By Jane Park

April 25, 2020

All California universities and colleges — including UCs, state schools, community colleges and private colleges — have temporarily changed their previous grade- and test-based standards for admission due to COVID-19, according to EdSource.  Colleges are known for heavily basing their admissions on statistics, but many schools are planning to switch to test optiona...