UC’s “new” testing requirements outlined

November 17, 2006 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Posted by Dee

Just to be clear, as there is apparently some confusion regarding which tests the University of California accepts and does not accept, AdmitSpit will detail below the UC’s latest testing requirements. I write “new,” because it’s not really all that new; these guidelines have been around since March 2005. Know that the rules affect students entering in the fall of 2006 and later.

Either take the ACT Assessment plus Writing or the new SAT Reasoning Test.

Then, also take two SAT Subject Tests in two different testing areas or subjects. But, pay attention to the list below regarding which ones the UC accepts and which ones they don’t.

Under the English category, UC accepts only the Literature SAT Subject Test.

Under History and Social Studies, UC accepts either U.S. History or World History.

Under Mathematics, UC accepts only the Math Level 2 exam.

Under the Science category, UC accepts Chemistry, Physics, or Biology E (ecological emphasis) or Biology M (molecular emphasis). (For a more detailed explanation of the difference between the two and how to choose between E or M, see the AdmitSpit posted titled, “Biology E vs. Biology M.”)

Under the Language category, UC accepts French, German, Spanish, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Chinese with Listening, French with Listening, German with Listening, Spanish with Listening, Japanese with Listening, and Korean with Listening.

So, be careful to note in particular that, as of Fall 2006, completing the SAT II: Math Level IC or the SAT II: Writing will NOT be accepted for fulfilling the UC application requirements.


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