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Ep. 49 | UC Schools Ordered to go Test Blind. What Does That Mean for You?

In this episode, I review the impact of the recent ruling prohibiting UC schools from considering SAT and ACT scores in the application process.

Show Notes:

Impact of the recent ruling prohibiting UC schools from considering SAT and ACT scores in this year's application process.  

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:12 Shift to test-optional admissions
0:03:54 Shift to test-blind admissions
0:05:00 Unintended consequences
0:06:30 Will applications double to 400,000?
0:07:00 What’s left to evaluate?
0:07:40 Only one lever left to pull (PIQs) 
0:08:57 How will readers differentiate students?
0:09:30 Don’t expect to get into a UC school
0:10:06 Apply to as many UC schools as you can afford
0:11:17 Perfect your PIQs
0:11:48 Broaden your target list of schools
0:13:15 UC schools are disputing the ruling
0:13:24 Summary thoughts

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